|National Codes:||See METHOD OF DISCHARGE|
|Default Codes:||8 - Not applicable (Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished)|
|9 - METHOD OF DISCHARGE not known|
METHOD OF DISCHARGE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute METHOD OF DISCHARGE.
METHOD OF DISCHARGE (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.
DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with METHOD 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:
|plural||METHODS OF DISCHARGE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)|