Yes, from the scoping/ piloting of this study, we are aware of the variation that exists between trusts/health boards in how patients who are transferred from a mental health hospital are identified; we are therefore, taking a flexible/ pragmatic approach to this part of the study. This is not an epidemiological study so it is not mandatory to identify every single patient who is eligible to participate. We are also asking you to check record of patients transferred whilst detained under the MH Act (2006) to cross reference with the time frame of the study as these patients may not be listed as a transfer from a mental health hospital. If you are not identifying any/ very few patients through the source of admission code 53/49, you can also look at patients who are recorded as having been transferred from another hospital (not specifically a mental health hospital) under code 51 but also have an ICD10 code for a mental health condition (F codes) in a non-primary position.
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