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604,173 items of data are available, covering 442,992 participants, encoded using Data-Coding 268. Array indices run from 0 to 6.
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: From inpatient/daycase care28856
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Transfer within provider11517
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Transfer to another provider1672
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Leave of absence granted1
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: By mental health review467
Discharged on clinical advice/consent: Under community care order1
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Self, relative or advocate8761
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Self discharge289
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Discharged by relative62
Discharged without clinical advice/consent: Absconded from detention0
Patient death: Post-mortem performed18
Patient death: Post-mortem not performed476
Patient death: Whilst on pass0
Patient death: Stillbirth7
Counts of participants/items last updated 20 May 2022.
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.