NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE
Default Codes:8 - Not applicable: a stillbirth or the episode of care does not involve a neonate during all, or part, of the duration of the episode
 9 - Not known: the episode of care involves a neonate and is finished but no data has been entered, or the episode involves a neonate and is unfinished therefore no data needs to be present. This would constitute a validation error only for a finished episode

Notes:
NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE is the same as attribute NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE.

The value recorded must be the highest level of care given during a Hospital Provider Spell with Neonatal Level Of Care Periods.

NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the NHS Digital website at: Payment by Results Guidance.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralNEONATAL LEVELS OF CARE CODES