MAIN SPECIALTY CODE (MENTAL HEALTH)

Format/length: n3
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:  

Notes:
The latest main psychiatric specialty recorded for the PATIENT within a MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL.

Where MHCS SPECIALTY ASSOCIATIONS are recorded it is the MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of the MAIN SPECIALTY associated with the MHCS SPECIALTY ASSOCIATION with the latest START DATE within the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL.

Where MHCS SPECIALTY ASSOCIATIONS are not recorded it is the MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of:

CONSULTANT EPISODE (ACUTE HOME-BASED)
or CONSULTANT EPISODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER)
or CONSULTANT OUT-PATIENT EPISODE

with the latest START DATE within the assembled MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL.

See Main Specialty And Treatment Function Codes for the full list of codes.

 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural MAIN SPECIALTY CODES (MENTAL HEALTH)