DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Format/Length:an2
HES Item:DISDEST
National Codes:See DISCHARGE DESTINATION 
Default Codes:98 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished
 99 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE DESTINATION.

DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) 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 Secondary Uses Service Guidance page.

DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) replaces DISCHARGE DESTINATION (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralDISCHARGE DESTINATION CODES (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)