DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Format/Length:n1
HES Item:DISMETH
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

Notes:
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 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 METHODS (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)