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Data Element Name:  Type of Admission File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  12
Record Positions:  74 -74 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Identifying Data Element:  No


The code which indicates the manner in which the patient was admitted to the health care facility.

Codes and Values:

     1.    "1" =  Emergency - The patient requires immediate medical intervention as a result of severe, life threatening, or potentially disabling conditions.

"2" =  Urgent - The patient requires immediate attention for the care and treatment of a physical or mental disorder. Generally the patient is admitted to the first available and suitable accommodation.

"3" =  Elective - The patient's condition permits adequate time to schedule the admission based on the availability of a suitable accommodation.

"4" =  Newborn - Use of this code necessitates the use of special codes in the Source of Admission (Data Element 13).

"5" =  Trauma - Visit to a trauma center/hospital as licensed or designated by the state or local government authority authorized to do so, or as verified by the American College of Surgeons and involving a trauma activation.

"9" =  Information not available. The provider cannot classify the type of admission.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must have been a valid entry.
Conversion Notes:

Master File - This field was populated from the DDA Admit Status field.

DDA Admit Status             UDS Type of Admission
1 Unscheduled 1 Emergency
2 Scheduled 3 Elective