DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Format/Length:an2
National Codes:See DISCHARGE DESTINATION 
Default Codes:98 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished
 99 - Not known

Notes:
DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE DESTINATION.

DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) 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 Digital website at: Payment by Results Guidance.

DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with DESTINATION OF DISCHARGE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralDISCHARGE DESTINATION CODES (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)