This is the main specialty of the CONSULTANT clinically managing one or more AUGMENTED CARE PERIODS. This consultant is not necessarily the same as the consultant responsible for the CONSULTANT EPISODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER).
Where a PATIENT is cared for by a team of specialists within an Intensive Care rota, the specialty of the clinical director of the team is recorded.
In the event of multiple specialty involvement in an augmented care period where no specialty is identified as being responsible, the MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of the consultant admitting the PATIENT to the augmented care period is recorded. See Main Specialty And Treatment Function Codes for the full list of codes.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||MAIN SPECIALTY CODES (AUGMENTED CARE PERIOD)|