CRITICAL CARE LEVEL

The levels of care provided during a Hospital Provider Spell. A Hospital Provider Spell is an ACTIVITY GROUP where the ACTIVITY GROUP TYPE is National Code 21 'Hospital Provider Spell'.

National Codes:

00Level 0 (Patients whose needs can be met through normal ward care in an acute hospital)
01Level 1 (PATIENTS at risk of their condition deteriorating, or those recently relocated from higher levels of care, whose needs can be met on an acute ward with additional advice and support from the critical care team.)
02Level 2 (PATIENTS requiring more detailed observation or intervention including support for a single failing organ system or post-operative care and those 'stepping down' from higher levels of care.)
03Level 3 (PATIENTS requiring advanced respiratory support alone or monitoring and support for two or more organ systems. This level includes all complex PATIENTS requiring support for multi-organ failure.)

References:
Comprehensive Critical Care: a review of adult critical care services, Department of Health May 2000 and Levels of critical care for adult PATIENTS, Intensive Care Society 2002.

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralCRITICAL CARE LEVELS