EPISODE NUMBER

Format/length:n2
HES item:EPIORDER
National Codes: 
Default Codes:98 - Not applicable
 99 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
EPISODE NUMBER is the same as attribute ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER and is used to uniquely identify episodes, and is a sequence number for each Consultant Episode (Hospital Provider) in a Hospital Provider Spell. The first episode of each new Hospital Provider Spell (including re-admitted PATIENTS) commences at 01.

A known EPISODE NUMBER can be between 01 to 87.

For other Health Care Provider episodes, it is a sequence number for a CONSULTANT/PATIENT combination; or it is a sequence number for each Sexual Health And HIV Episode; or it is a sequence number for each Community Episode in a Nursing In The Community Programme.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralEPISODE NUMBERS