TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE

Format/Length:n3
HES Item:TRETSPEF
National Codes:See TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE
Default codes:199 - Non-UK provider; TREATMENT FUNCTION not known, treatment mainly surgical
 499 - Non-UK provider; TREATMENT FUNCTION not known, treatment mainly medical

Notes:
This is the TREATMENT FUNCTION under which the PATIENT is treated. It may be the same as the MAIN SPECIALTY CODE or a different TREATMENT FUNCTION which will be the CARE PROFESSIONAL's treatment interest.

Midwife Episodes and Nursing Episodes may use any appropriate TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE . The pseudo CONSULTANT MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of 950 for nurses must only be used for MAIN SPECIALTY CODE. The code 560 Midwife Episode can be used both as a MAIN SPECIALTY and a TREATMENT FUNCTION.

The default codes 199 and 499 are only applicable for overseas health care providers.

TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE will be replaced with ACTIVITY TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE, 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
pluralTREATMENT FUNCTION CODES