|National Codes:||Press Definition button for the National Codes|
|Default Codes:||8 - Not applicable: the patient is not receiving admitted patient care under a consultant in a psychiatric specialty|
|9 - Not known: the patient is receiving admitted patient care under a consultant in a psychiatric specialty, but the information is not available. This constitutes a validation error|
Where a PATIENT has a history of admissions to several HOSPITAL PROVIDERS, then priority between National Codes 1 and 2 should be given to the current HOSPITAL PROVIDER, and National Code 1 selected, irrespective of whether or not the last admission was to the same HOSPITAL PROVIDER.
This data item applies only to PATIENTS admitted or transferred to a CONSULTANT in one of the psychiatric specialties within a HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL. Record this against the first consultant episode under a CONSULTANT in one of the psychiatric specialties but not for subsequent psychiatric consultant episodes or for any non-psychiatric episodes. This information is used to indicate the turnover period within the service and identify, where possible, all first time psychiatric admissions and re-admissions.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT STATUS|