SEX OF PATIENTS

Format/length: n1
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:

Notes:
DSCN 07/2000 implemented a change to replace the composite data items WARD TYPE AT PSYCHIATRIC CENSUS DATE and WARD TYPE AT START OF EPISODE within CDS by their constituent components. For CDS message purposes therefore the constituent component SEX OF PATIENTS is required to be separately recorded. The classifications for SEX OF PATIENTS are not the same as the National Codes contained within the definition of PERSON GENDER.

The following values for the classifications of attribute SEX OF PATIENTS, with the addition of HOME LEAVE, can be used:

1 Male
2 Female
8 Not specified
9 Home Leave
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural SEX OF PATIENTS