This file contains data elements as specified by the Decision Support System (DSS) Program Office for the Patient Assessment Instrument (PAI) extract from existing DHCP files. Entries into this file are made by extracting data from the PAF file (#45.9). Once approved by the DSS site manager, entries in this file are loaded into an electronic mail message and sent to the commercial vendor. This file is intended to be used for validation purposes only. Entries should be made only by the extract load routine. Since validation techniques will be determined by the local site, it is intended that the site add whatever cross references deemed necessary. However, this file contains one nationally determined cross reference, the "AC" cross reference on the EXTRACT NUMBER field (#2). This cross reference is used by the DSS Extracts software package as an essential feature for managing and purging data in this file and should not be modified. This file should NOT be modified directly using VA FileMan.
.01sequence number(+)0;1NUMERICThe record number for this extract entry.
1year month0;2FREE TEXTA six character numeric string representing the year and the month for which this extract was performed.
2extract number0;3POINTER727ACThe corresponding entry in the DSS EXTRACT LOG file (#727) for this extract.
3facility0;4FREE TEXTIdentifies the facility for this extract record.
4patient no. - dfn0;5POINTER2An identifying number for the patient at the local site.
5ssn0;6FREE TEXTThe patient's social security number. Any patient with an SSN beginning with "00000" is considered a "test patient" and will not be included in the extract.
6name0;7FREE TEXTThe first four characters of the patient's last name.
7in out patient indicator0;8POINTER40.9Indicates whether the patient was an inpatient or an outpatient for this extract entry.
8day0;9FREE TEXTA 6-character numeric string that represents tha date on which the patient classification occurred.
9admission date(+)0;10FREE TEXTThis 8-character string represents the date on which the patient Admission took place.
10admission time0;11FREE TEXTA 6-character numeric string that represents the time of day at which the patient Admission occurred.
11transfer/admission date0;12FREE TEXTAn 8-character numeric string that represents the date on which the patient was admitted or transferred to the long-term ward.
12transfer/admission time0;13FREE TEXTA 6-character numeric string that represents the time of day at which the patient's admission or transfer to the long-term ward occurred.
13race0;14FREE TEXTRace ABBREVIATION for this patient.
14master patient index1;1FREE TEXTA national VA system identifier which uniquely identifies a patient.
15dss dept.1;2FREE TEXTThe DSS Department Code for the patient care product.
16dom,prrtp and saartp indicator1;3FREE TEXT DOM, PRRTP and SAARTP Indicator indicates if the patient is admitted to either a DOM, PRRTP or SAARTP at the time hospital service is provided. Domiciliary (DOM) Psychiatric Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program (PRRTP) Substance Abuse Residential Rehabiltation Treatment Program (SARRTP)
17extended op indicator1;4FREE TEXTIndicates that a patient is an Extended Outpatient.

Not Referenced