MARITAL STATUS

Format/length: n1
HES item: MARSTAT
National Codes: Press Definition button for the National Codes
Default Codes: 8 - Not applicable, i.e. not a psychiatric episode
  9 - Not known

Notes:
MARITAL STATUS is a type of CHARACTERISTIC.

The e-GIF standard PERSON MARITAL STATUS should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages. For existing CDS EDIFACT messages however, MARITAL STATUS should be used.

Following the recommendation of the Data Protection Registrar, Marital Status should not be recorded by providers in the CDS except in respect of the psychiatric specialties in the Admitted Patient Care CDS. The data item remains in the data standards since it will be needed by the provider.

 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural MARITAL STATUS