Code 01 Private medical practitioner (excluding psychiatrist)
Used for patients referred to the hospital admission office by a private doctor other than a psychiatrist. Such patients will generally be private shared or private single patients whose admission will have been arranged by their treating doctor or dentist.
Code 02 Emergency department - this hospital
Used for patients who present to the Emergency or Casualty Department of this hospital and are subsequently admitted immediately following their emergency consultation. They will generally not be booked patients. For example, use this code for patients who are transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for an unplanned (not booked) admission.
Code 03 Outpatient department - this hospital
Used for patients who have attended an outpatient clinic at the hospital and are subsequently referred for admitted patient treatment. They will generally be booked patients. Patients who are transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to attend outpatients, and are then booked for admission, use this code. For unplanned (not booked) admissions refer to code 02 Emergency department - this hospital.
Code 06 Episode change
Used for statistical admissions where the patient has previously been admitted to an episode of care during this hospital stay, and is now changing the type of episode of care (e.g. acute to maintenance). Do not use this code for a registered boarder changing status to become an admitted patient.
Code 09 Born in facility
Used for babies born at this hospital during this episode only.
Code 14 Other health care establishment
Used for patients who are admitted from alcohol and drug centres, or other health care establishments.
Code 15 Private psychiatrist
Used for patients referred to the hospital admission office by a psychiatrist.
Code 16 Correctional facility
Used for patients who have been referred to the hospital from a correctional facility.
Code 17 Law enforcement agency
Used for patients who have been referred to the hospital from a law enforcement agency (other than a correctional facility) such as the police or courts.
Code 18 Community service
Used for patients whose admission to the hospital has been arranged by a community health service.
Code 19 Routine readmission not requiring referral
Used for patients who are not admitted through outpatients or the emergency department e.g. renal dialysis patients, chemotherapy patients directly presenting to the ward for planned treatment.
Code 20 Organ procurement
Used to register donors (who have been declared brain dead) for the purpose of procurement of human tissue.
Code 21 Boarder
Used to register a person who is receiving food and/or accommodation but for whom the hospital does not accept responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Code 23 Residential aged care service
Used for patients who are transferred to this hospital for further care and treatment from a residential aged care service where they are usually a resident. A residential aged care service includes former public and private nursing homes and hostels, but not independent living units (refer to Code14 Other health care establishment).
Code 24 Admitted patient transferred from another hospital
Used for all patients who are transferred from another hospital (including psychiatric hospitals) for continuation of their admitted patient care or treatment at this hospital. This code may also be used for patients who are transferred from hospitals interstate or overseas.
Code 25 Non-admitted patient referred from another hospital
Used for all patients who are referred from another hospital (including psychiatric hospitals) for continuation of their care or treatment at this hospital.
Code 29 Other
Used for patients who are admitted under circumstances that do not fit any other category. For example, a person who is currently a boarder at a hospital becoming ill and is admitted. However, it is expected that this code will rarely be used.