PATIENT CLASSIFICATION

A coded classification of PATIENTS who have been admitted to a Hospital Provider Spell

National Codes:

1Ordinary 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
2Day 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
3Regular 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
4Regular 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
5Mother 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
 

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