|Default Codes:||998 - 998 or more days of dermatological support|
|999 - Occurred but day count not known|
DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS is the same as attribute ACTIVITY DURATION.
DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS is the total number of days that the PATIENT received dermatological system support during a CRITICAL CARE PERIOD, ranging from 0 to 997 days.
DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS is derived from the difference between the ACTIVITY PROPERTY EFFECTIVE DATE and the ACTIVITY PROPERTY END DATE for all ACTIVITY PROPERTIES where the ORGAN SYSTEM SUPPORTED is National Code 'Dermatological Support' within the CRITICAL CARE PERIOD.
DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.
For further information, please refer to the NHS England website at: Payment by Results Guidance.
Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS|