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526,004 items of data are available, covering 413,691 participants, encoded using Data-Coding 268. Array indices run from 0 to 5.
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: From inpatient/daycase care26287
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Transfer within provider8090
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Transfer to another provider1428
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Leave of absence granted1
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: By mental health review254
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Under community care order1
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Self, relative or advocate6402
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Self discharge251
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Discharged by relative41
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Absconded from detention0
Patient death: Post-mortem performed8
Patient death: Post-mortem not performed269
Patient death: Whilst on pass0
Patient death: Stillbirth2
Counts of participants/items last updated 07 Sep 2019.
This field is a summary of the distinct method of discharge codes a participant has had recorded in their hospital inpatient records. Method of discharge from hospital identifies how a patient was discharged - i.e. whether this was on clinical advice, the patient died in hospital or the patient discharged themselves.
Note that the original information was obtained from a variety of external sources, some of which used overlapping and contradictory coding schemes. This field has been re-coded to remove such data conflicts.
This field corresponds to the field DISMETH_UNI on the HESIN table; see the Inpatient Data Dictionary (Resource 141140) in Category 2000 for information about the HESIN table.
In order to conduct detailed analyses of this data using the source information, researchers will need to gain access to the HESIN table by adding Field 41259 to their basket.