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Data Element Name:  Unscheduled/Scheduled Admission File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  27
Record Positions:  143 - 143 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 12/31/2000 Revision Date:  October 2007
Identifying Data Element:  No

Definition:

The code which best describes the urgency of the patient's admission to the hospital.

NOTE:  Effective January 1, 2001 (for all discharges) this data element is no longer collected by SPARCS from provider information systems. For the period January 1, 2001 through September 30, 2007 it was derived and populated from the Type of Admission (Data Element 12) and Source of Admission (Data Element 13). Effective October 1, 2007 (when Source of Admission was replaced with the Point of Origin) this data element was no longer populated by SPARCS.

  • January 1, 2001 - Unscheduled/Scheduled data element no longer collected by SPARCS
  • January 1, 2001 through September 30, 2007 - Unscheduled/Scheduled data element derived and populated by SPARCS
  • October 1, 2007 through Present - Unscheduled/Scheduled data element is no longer collected or derived and populated by SPARCS

See Appendix X for details on the Unscheduled/Scheduled Admission Conversion Algorithm.

Codes and Values:

     1. "1" = Unscheduled - An admission which was not arranged with the hospital at least 24 hours before the admission.

"2" = Scheduled - An admission arranged through the hospital at least 24 hours before the admission.

"9" = Information not available.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must have been a valid entry for the period 1/1/1994 - 12/31/2000.