|National Codes:||See PATIENT CLASSIFICATION|
|Default Codes:||8 - Not applicable|
PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE is derived from the ADMISSION METHOD, INTENDED MANAGEMENT and the duration of stay of the PATIENT.
The duration of stay is derived by subtracting the date of admission from the date of discharge.
In the case of maternity PATIENTS, the use being made of the delivery facilities is also used in this derivation.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODES|