NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE

The value recorded must be the highest level of care given during a Hospital Provider Spell with Neonatal Level Of Care Periods.

Format / Length

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Description

NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE  is the same as attribute NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE.

The value recorded must be the highest level of care given during a Hospital Provider Spell with Neonatal Level Of Care Periods.

NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE  is used by the Secondary Uses Service  to derive the Healthcare Resource Group  4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the NHS Digital  website at: Payment by Results Guidance.

Permitted Codes

Code Description

8

Not applicable: a stillbirth or the episode of care does not involve a neonate during all, or part, of the duration of the episode

9

Not known: the episode of care involves a neonate and is finished but no data has been entered, or the episode involves a neonate and is unfinished therefore no data needs to be present. This would constitute a validation error only for a finished episode

0

Normal Care: Care given by the mother or mother substitute with medical and neonatal nursing advice if needed.

1

Special Care: Care given in a special care nursery, transitional care ward or Postnatal ward which provides care and treatment exceeding normal routine care. Some aspects of special care can be undertaken by a mother supervised by qualified nursing staff. Special nursing care includes support and education of the infant's parent(s).

2

Level 2 Intensive Care (High Dependency Intensive Care): Care given in an intensive or special care nursery which provides continuous skilled supervision by qualified and specially trained nursing staff who may care for more babies than in Level 1 Intensive Care. Medical supervision is not so immediate as in Level 1 Intensive Care. Care includes support of the infant's parent(s).

3

Level 1 Intensive Care (Maximal Intensive Care): Care given in an intensive care nursery which provides continuous skilled supervision by qualified and specially trained nursing and medical staff. Such care includes support of the infant's parent(s).

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural NEONATAL LEVELS OF CARE CODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 180 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Birth Episode CDS references in description NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 120 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Birth Episode CDS references in description NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE
Data Element NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE references in description NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE