ADMISSION METHOD

The method of admission to a Hospital Provider Spell.

Note: see ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE for a full definition of Elective Admission.

National Codes:

Elective Admission, when the DECISION TO ADMIT could be separated in time from the actual admission:
11Waiting list
12Booked
13Planned
Note that this does not include a transfer from another Hospital Provider (see 81 below).

Emergency Admission, when admission is unpredictable and at short notice because of clinical need:
21Accident and emergency or dental casualty department of the Health Care Provider 
22GENERAL PRACTITIONER: after a request for immediate admission has been made direct to a Hospital Provider, i.e. not through a Bed bureau, by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER or deputy
23Bed bureau
24Consultant Clinic, of this or another Health Care Provider 
25Admission via Mental Health Crisis Resolution Team *  
2AAccident and Emergency Department of another provider where the PATIENT had not been admitted **
2BTransfer of an admitted PATIENT from another Hospital Provider in an emergency  **
2CBaby born at home as intended **
2DOther emergency admission **
28Other means, examples are: ***
- admitted from the Accident and Emergency Department of another provider where they had not been admitted
- transfer of an admitted PATIENT from another Hospital Provider in an emergency
- baby born at home as intended

Maternity Admission, of a pregnant or recently pregnant woman to a maternity ward (including delivery facilities) except when the intention is to terminate the pregnancy
31Admitted ante-partum
32Admitted post-partum

Other Admission not specified above
82The birth of a baby in this Health Care Provider 
83Baby born outside the Health Care Provider except when born at home as intended.
81Transfer of any admitted PATIENT from other Hospital Provider other than in an emergency

Note: The classification has been listed in logical sequence rather than alphanumeric order.

*Note - National Code 25 'Admission via Mental Health Crisis Resolution Team' is only valid for use in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set and the Commissioning Data Set schema version 6-2.  This value is not permitted to flow in Commissioning Data Set schema version 6-1-1.  Users of Commissioning Data Set version 6-1 must map National Code 25 to another appropriate ADMISSION METHOD code for the purposes of flowing data through the Commissioning Data Set schema version 6-1-1.

** Note - National Codes 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D have been introduced to replace National Code 28 'Other means'Health Care Providers should use these codes locally for collection of data as soon as possible.  However the codes are only enabled to flow in the Commissioning Data Set schema version 6-2, and this must NOT be done until Secondary Uses Service Release 13 (April 2013) as the Payment Grouper will not be updated to use the codes until then.  Users should map locally collected new codes to old value 28 until notified by the Information Centre that they are accepted by the Payment Grouper.  Records containing these codes prior to April 2013 will U group and will consequently not attract tariff.  Also, users of Commissioning Data Set schema 6-1-1  should map these values to National Code 28 for submission in these data sets, until they are able to migrate to Commissioning Data Set version 6-2.

*** Note - National Code 28 should only be used in Commissioning Data Set version 6-1, and in Commissioning Data Set version 6-2 until advised by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (as per note ** above).  Otherwise it should only be used after April 2013 in Commissioning Data Set Version 6-2 where Health Care Providers have not yet updated their systems to collect National Codes 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D, or for submission of historical data which was not collected using the new National Codes.  National Code 28 will be retired when Commissioning Data Set version 6-1 is superseded.

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralADMISSION METHODS