|Reference:||Change Request 241|
|Type of Change:|
|Effective Date:||1 March 2002|
|Reason for Change:||Unclear definition|
The classification and code which should be used is '28 - Other means, including admitted from the ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT of another provider where they had not been admitted', and not '81 - Transfer of any admitted PATIENT from other HOSPITAL PROVIDER other than in an emergency'.
The description has been reordered to make this clear.Summary of changes:
|ADMISSION METHOD||Change to description|
|Date:||15 November 2002|
The method of admission to a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL. A detailed definition of elective admission is given in ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE.
|Elective admission, when the decision to admit could be separated in time from the actual admission:|
|Note that this does not include a transfer from another HOSPITAL PROVIDER (see 81 below).|
Emergency admission, when admission is unpredictable and at short notice because of clinical need:
|21||Accident and emergency or dental casualty department of the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER|
|22||General practitioner: after a request for immediate admission has been made direct to a HOSPITAL PROVIDER, i.e. not through a Bed bureau, by a GENERAL PRACTITIONER or deputy|
|24||Consultant clinic, of this or another HEALTH CARE PROVIDER|
|28||Other means, examples are:|
- admitted from the
- transfer of an admitted
- baby born at home as intended
Maternity admission, of a pregnant or recently pregnant woman to a maternity ward (including delivery facilities) except when the intention is to terminate the pregnancy
|82||The birth of a baby in this HEALTH CARE PROVIDER|
|83||Baby born outside the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER except when born at home as intended.|
|81||Transfer of any admitted PATIENT from other HOSPITAL PROVIDER other than in an emergency|
Note: The classification has been listed in logical sequence rather than alphanumeric order.