BED DAYS (MENTAL HEALTH NHS COMMUNITY CARE) is optional in the Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMD) collection record. It should only be present if:
|a.||one or more CARE HOME STAY (NURSING CARE) and/or CARE HOME STAY (RESIDENTIAL) within the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL has occurred during the REPORTING PERIOD|
|b.||where the BROAD PATIENT GROUP is National Code 5 'Patients with mental illness'|
|c.||where the CARE HOME SITE is operated and managed by an NHS ORGANISATION as classified by ORGANISATION TYPE|
It is the total number of bed days within the REPORTING PERIOD. Each period of bed days is recorded by a CARE HOME STAY (NURSING CARE) or CARE HOME STAY (RESIDENTIAL) and there may be more than one such stay during the course of a MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL.
There is a START DATE and END DATE for each CARE HOME STAY (NURSING CARE) or CARE HOME STAY (RESIDENTIAL) and the calculation is based upon those bed days which have occurred during the REPORTING PERIOD adjusted for where periods of bed days overlap the START DATE and/or END DATE of the REPORTING PERIOD (this includes where the period of bed days has not yet ended). Where such overlaps occur the START DATE and/or END DATE of the REPORTING PERIOD should be used instead of that of the CARE HOME STAY (NURSING CARE) or CARE HOME STAY (RESIDENTIAL).
BED DAYS (MENTAL HEALTH NHS COMMUNITY CARE) is the sum of the calculated periods of bed days and should be recorded left justified with leading zeros. The calculation should be adjusted for any periods of LEAVE OF ABSENCE or LEAVE OF ABSENCE of 28 days or less.
A PATIENT going on HOME LEAVE, or LEAVE OF ABSENCE for 28 days or less, or who has a current period of ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE of 28 days or less, does not interrupt the CONSULTANT or CARE HOME STAY (CONSULTANT CARE) but are not using a bed during their period of absence.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||BED DAYS (MENTAL HEALTH NHS COMMUNITY CARE)|