Concept: Hospital Service Codes
Last Updated: 2000-12-11
Abstracting Systems Comparison - Identifying Patient Services
The following codes were used for patients staying in medical units.- Family medicine (01)Source: Bruce, S. et al. (2001)
- Palliative Care (05)
- Internal Medicine (10)
- Allergy (11)
- Cardiology (12)
- Dermatology (13)
- Endocrinology (14)
- Gastroenterology (15)
- Neurology (17)
- Respirology (18)
- Rheumatology (19)
- Oncology (59)
- Hematology (66)
The macro used to determine days in ICU looks for PSVC codes ending in '90'. If there are other ICU codes that do not end in '90' then the macro will not pick them up (e.g. some neonates are dropped).Source: Programmer's Meeting, April 19, 2000
See concept: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Days
Service codes in the range of '6400'- '6599' were defined as psychiatric services. All other services were defined as 'non-psychiatric'.Source: Tataryn, D. et al. (1994)
See concept: Mental Health Disorder / Illness Classification
Visits with diagnosis codes from 290-319 were used.
All admissions to acute care hospitals where primary service code was between '0900' and '0999' or '7300' and '7399' were classified as long-term admissions. All others were defined as acute admissions.
The following codes were used to define chronic care:09 - personal care unitalong with sub-service codes:
70 - physical medicine and rehabilitation
72 - geriatrics
73 - long term care99 - paneled for PCH
97 - chronic - this was picked up with the first 2 digits of 70, 72, 73 in a subset of data.
NOTE: There are 6 services codes ( PSVC1-6 ) and PRIMPSVC that denote the service code with longest stay within the same admission. If a patient transfers between services in the course of an admission, PRIMPSVC refers to the service on which the patient was treated for the greatest length of time, which is not necessarily the first service on admission.Source: Programmer's Meeting Sept. 1, 1993
Hospital Abstract Users Manual
- ADSTAT 1-3 - captures only Manitoba hospital inpatients
- TRANSACT=1 - includes all ADSTAT 1-3, brain death, and out-of-province or non-budget hospitals.
Note: in 91-92 hospital claims (N=289 403) there were 5 brain deaths and 4,196 out-of-province or non-budget hospitals.Source: Programmer's Meeting Sept. 1, 1993