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Birth—birth weight

269455 | Data Element Concept
The first weight of the live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of the neonate or infant on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous

Emergency department stay—presentation date

472764 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the patient/client presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Emergency department stay—presentation time

472772 | Data Element Concept
The time at which the patient presents for the delivery of an emergency department service.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Episode of admitted patient care—duration of continuous ventilatory support

479007 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The amount of time an admitted patient has spent on continuous ventilatory support.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase

445933 | Data Element Concept
The patient's stage of illness or situation within the episode of care in terms of the recognised phases of palliative care.
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date

445893 | Data Element Concept
The date on which an admitted patient completes a phase of palliative care.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date

445857 | Data Element Concept
The date on which an admitted patient commences a phase of palliative care.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Episode of admitted patient care—primary impairment type

449130 | Data Element Concept
The impairment which is the primary reason for the admission to the sub-acute episode.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length

474178 | Data Element Concept
The amount of time, between when a patient presents at an emergency department for an emergency department service episode, and when the non-admitted component of the emergency department service episode has concluded.
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category

474183 | Data Element Concept
The urgency of the patient's need for medical and nursing care.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date

474187 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the patient is triaged.
Superseded: Tasmanian Health, Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time

474191 | Data Element Concept
The time at which the patient is triaged.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient service event—non-admitted service type

501304 | Data Element Concept | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The type of service through which an establishment provides health care to a non-admitted patient in a non-admitted setting.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health

Non-admitted patient service event—service date

400671 | Data Element Concept
The date on which the non-admitted patient service event occurred.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—Indigenous status

269618 | Data Element Concept
Indigenous Status is a measure of whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. This is in accord with the first two of three components of the Commonwealth definition.
Superseded: Health, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Children and Families

Person—sex

269716 | Data Element Concept
Sex is the biological distinction between male and female. Where there is an inconsistency between anatomical and chromosomal characteristics, sex is based on anatomical characteristics.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Commonwealth Department of Health, WA Health, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Pregnancy—estimated duration

379595 | Data Element Concept
The estimated duration of a pregnancy on a specified day.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health, Indigenous
Standard: WA Health

Product of birth—birthweight

695312 | Data Element Concept
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth, or the weight of a baby on the date admitted if this is different from the date of birth.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous

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