PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is derived from the ADMISSION METHOD, INTENDED MANAGEMENT and the duration of stay of the PATIENT.

Format / Length

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Description

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE  is the same as attribute PATIENT CLASSIFICATION.

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is derived from the ADMISSION METHOD, INTENDED MANAGEMENT and the duration of stay of the PATIENT.

The duration of stay is derived by subtracting the date of admission from the date of discharge.

In the case of maternity PATIENTS, the use being made of the Delivery facilities is also used in this derivation.

PATIENT CLASSIFICATION 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

1

Ordinary admission

A PATIENT not admitted electively, and any PATIENT admitted electively with the expectation that they will remain in hospital for at least one night, including a PATIENT admitted with this intention who leaves hospital for any reason without staying overnight. A PATIENT admitted electively with the intent of not staying overnight, but who does not return home as scheduled, should be counted as an ordinary admission

2

Day case admission

A PATIENT admitted electively during the course of a day with the intention of receiving care who does not require the use of a Hospital Bed   overnight and who returns home as scheduled. If this original intention is not fulfilled and the PATIENT stays overnight, such a PATIENT should be counted as an ordinary admission

3

Regular day admission

A PATIENT admitted electively during the day, as part of a planned series of regular admissions for an on-going regime of broadly similar treatment and who is discharged the same day. If the intention is not fulfilled and one of these admissions should involve a stay of at least 24 hours, such an admission should be classified as an ordinary admission. The series of regular admissions ends when the PATIENT no longer requires frequent admissions

4

Regular night admission

A PATIENT  admitted electively for the night, as part of a planned series of regular admissions for an on-going regime of broadly similar treatment and who is discharged in the morning. If the intention is not fulfilled and one of these admissions should involve a stay of at least 24 hours, such an admission should be classified as an ordinary admission. The series of regular admissions ends when the patient no longer requires frequent admissions

5

Mother and baby using delivery facilities only

Mother and baby using Delivery facilities only and not using a Hospital Bed  in the Antenatal or Postnatal   WARDS during the stay in hospital

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 200 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Delivery Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 180 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Birth Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 140 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Delivery Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 120 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Birth Episode CDS references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Set Maternity Services Data Set references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE