The method of admission to a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL. A detailed definition of elective admission is given in ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE.

National Codes:

Elective admission, when the decision to admit could be separated in time from the actual admission:
11 Waiting list
12 Booked
13 Planned
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
23 Bed bureau
24 Consultant clinic, of this or another HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
28 Other means, examples are:

- admitted from the ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT of another provider where they had not been admitted
- transfer of an admitted PATIENT from another HOSPITAL PROVIDER in an emergency
- 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
31 Admitted ante-partum
32 Admitted post-partum

Other admission
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. 

This attribute is also known by these names:

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