This is a classification of ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE. Examples of planned admissions include a series of admissions for chemotherapy or admission every six months for a check cystoscopy.
Note that regular day and night admissions should be counted as planned after the first admission, with PATIENTS placed on the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST between admissions. The date of the DECISION TO ADMIT for regular day and night admissions is the date when arrangements were made for the next admission. It is often the date when the PATIENT was last discharged from hospital.
This data element is also known by these names: