|National Codes:||See DISCHARGE METHOD|
|Default Codes:||8 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished|
|9 - Not known: a validation error|
DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE METHOD.
DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||DISCHARGE METHODS (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)|