|National Codes:||See DISCHARGE METHOD|
|Default Codes:||8 - Not applicable (Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished)|
|9 - DISCHARGE METHOD not known|
DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE METHOD.
DISCHARGE METHOD 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 specific National Code usage in different data sets, see DISCHARGE METHOD.
Note: the Default Code description for 9 - Not known has been updated. 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||DISCHARGE METHOD CODES (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)|