LS variable metadata
Variable: RECTYPE
Table: PSYC
Short description: LS member's long-stay psychiatric patient record.
Full description: Contains Long-Stay Psychiatric details for LS members who have been in long-stay psychiatric hospitals for more than two years There could be several records with the same LS number Each one is checked against Record Type 11 (LS member's Core record), and a Record Type 12 (LS member Event Record) created
Coding notes: 64
Notes: The time period covered is 1971 - 1983 only
Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: LS
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 348 (record of entry to long-stay psychiatric hospital), page 25 and page 98, pp. 105-106 (general details), page 108, page 144 and page 146 (data quality).