HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER is the same as attribute ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER.
A HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER is a unique identifier for each Hospital Provider Spell for a Health Care Provider.
HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER 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.
HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER will be replaced with HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL IDENTIFIER, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBERS|