CRITICAL CARE PERIOD

A subtype of ACTIVITY GROUP.

A period of time within a Hospital Provider Spell during which a PATIENT receives critical care.

For PATIENTS treated in 'neonatal facilities', that is, in WARDS with a CRITICAL CARE UNIT FUNCTION of 13, 14 or 15, critical care PATIENTS include:

a)All PATIENTS on a WARD with a CRITICAL CARE UNIT FUNCTION Neonatal Intensive Care Unit regardless of care being delivered.
or 
b)All PATIENTS (excluding Mothers) on a WARD with a CRITICAL CARE UNIT FUNCTION Facility for Babies on a Neonatal Transitional Care Ward or Facility for Babies on a Maternity Ward to whom one or more CRITICAL CARE ACTIVITIES with codes 01 to 02, 04 - 16 or 22 - 29 is delivered for a period greater than 4 hours.

For PATIENTS treated in 'adult facilities' or 'other facilities', that is, WARDS with a CRITICAL CARE UNIT FUNCTION of 01-03, 05-12, 90 or 91, the following conditions apply:

Commissioning Data Set Transmission

 

This class is also known by these names:
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pluralCRITICAL CARE PERIODS