Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS):
Defaults to Occupation from field 22 of the patient registration screen when creating and linking a new compensable entry to an admission. If no occupation exists then Occupation will default to 'UNKNOWN' if <Enter> is pressed or the user may enter an occupation manually.
When linking an existing compensable record to an admission, Occupation remains unchanged (i.e. will not default to Occupation recorded on the patient registration screen).
Public hospitals that do not use an electronic patient management system will need to complete a Motor and Work Injury Interview Questionnaire and provide this information to the facility that records their data.