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Admission

327206 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee
The process whereby the hospital accepts responsibility for the patient's care and/or treatment. Admission follows a clinical decision based upon specified criteria that a patient requires same-day or overnight care or treatment. An admission may be formal or statistical. Formal admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient. Statistical admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR)

523595 | Glossary Item
A national register that records vaccinations given to children under seven years of age.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Clinical urgency

532053 | Glossary Item
A clinical assessment of the urgency with which a patient requires elective hospital care.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine (DTPa)

523497 | Glossary Item
A vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). The DTP used in Australia and many other industrialised countries is DTPa, which contains an acellular pertussis component made of refined pertussis extracts. The acronym DTPa, using capital letters, signifies child formulations of diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis-containing vaccines, and denotes the substantially larger amounts of diphtheria toxoid and pertussis.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Health professional

595689 | Glossary Item
Qualified health practitioners (other than qualified medical officers) registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency legislation.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Hepatitis

523570 | Glossary Item
An inflammation of the liver; can be caused by viral infections.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Hospital-in-the-home care

327308 | Glossary Item
Provision of care to hospital admitted patients in their place of residence as a substitute for hospital accommodation. Place of residence may be permanent or temporary.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV)

523581 | Glossary Item
Inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Integer

528618 | Glossary Item
Any of the numbers 0, 1, -1, 2, -2, etc. a whole number, as distinguished from a fraction or a mixed number.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Medicare Local

517967 | Glossary Item | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An administrative health region established under the National Health Reform Agreement 2012, responsible for assessing the health needs of the population in a specific region, for identifying gaps in general practitioner (GP) and primary health care services and putting into place strategies to address those gaps. Medicare Locals drive improvements in primary health care and ensure that services are better tailored to meet the needs of local communities. Medicare Locals have a number of key rol...
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Overnight-stay patient

327256 | Glossary Item
A patient who, following a clinical decision, receives hospital treatment for a minimum of one night, i.e. who is admitted to and separated from the hospital on different dates.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Psychotropic medication

596706 | Glossary Item
Medicine affecting the psyche; applied specifically to drugs used to treat mental illness.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Same-day patient

327270 | Glossary Item
A same-day patient is a patient who is admitted and separates on the same date, and who meets one of the following minimum criteria: that the patient receive same-day surgical and diagnostic services as specified in bands 1A, 1B, 2, 3, and 4 but excluding uncertified type C Professional Attention Procedures within the Health Insurance Basic Table as defined in s.4 (1) of the National Health Act 1953 (Commonwealth), that the patient receive type C Professional Attention Procedures as specified ...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Separation

327268 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee
The process by which an episode of care for an admitted patient ceases. A separation may be formal or statistical. Formal separation: The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient. Statistical separation: The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of an episode of care for a patient within the one hospital stay.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Waiting time (elective surgery)

531822 | Glossary Item
The time elapsed (in days) for a patient on the elective surgery waiting list from the date they were added to the waiting list for the procedure to the date they were removed from the waiting list excluding: - any days where the patient was not ready for care and - any days the patients was waiting with a less urgenct clinical urgency category than their clinical urgency catgory at removel.
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

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