ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT)

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National Codes: 
ODS Default Codes:R9998 - Not a hospital site
 89999 - Non-NHS UK Provider where no ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER has been issued
 89997 - Non-UK Provider where no ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER has been issued

Notes:
ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT) is the same as attribute ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER.

ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT) is the ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER of the Organisation Site where the PATIENT was treated, i.e. it should enable the treating Organisation to be identified.

ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT) identifies the Organisation Site within the Organisation on which the PATIENT was treated, since facilities may vary on different hospital sites.

The code recorded should always be the national code; if the treatment is sub-commissioned to another NHS Health Care Provider or an independent UK provider, the ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT) used should be the ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER of the Health Care Provider actually carrying out the work.

Where treatment is sub-commissioned to an overseas provider the Organisation Data Service Default Code 89997 'Non-UK Provider where no ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER has been issued' is applicable.

Each Organisation has a unique ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER. However, where an Organisation has more than one site from which it provides SERVICES, then each site is uniquely identified. These sites are Organisation Sites and are uniquely identified by an ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER.

For out-patients, ACTIVITY may take place outside the hospital, such as in the PATIENT'S home; in such cases, raising a site code is impractical. Therefore, code R9998 'Not a hospital site' would be used in these circumstances.
Note: LOCATION CLASS is used in the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) message to indicate the classification of the physical LOCATION within which the ACTIVITY occurred. 

Use in the Future Outpatient CDS:
If the INTENDED SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT) is not known, this data element should be omitted.

SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT) will be replaced with ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF TREATMENT), when it has been approved for use in national information standards.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
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pluralORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIERS (OF TREATMENT)