a group of diagnoses on the same patient that describes the course of a given illness
The period when a service user enters the care of the Trust to when they are discharged from all services provided by the Trust. This care could be, for example a combination of care provided by inpatient stays, outpatient attendances, a CPN, or use of services from an OT and a day hospital.
A term used to describe and measure the various health care services and encounters rendered in connection with identified injury or period of illness.
The health care services given during a certain period of time, usually during a hospital stay.
A defined period of illness that has a definite start and end date. ERISA A federal law, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 regulates employee retirement and welfare plans.
One or more healthcare services given by a provider during a specific period of relatively continuous care in relation to a particular health or medical problem or situation. In home health, the episode of care is all home care services and non-routine medical supplies delivered to a patient during a 60-day period. In the home health prospective payment system (HHPPS), the episode of care is the unit of payment. Back to the top of the page
An Encounter or series of Encounters related to the detection and subsequent care for a particular healthcare requirement.