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Activity based funding

496325 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A method of funding health services based on amount and type of activity.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Health

Approved research project

586750 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A study or activity which has a formal methodology and structured plan and which has been successful with a formal governance or ethics approval process. Such studies or activities will have potential for application outside of the health service in which they are undertaken.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Clinical placement

534723 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An activity that contributes to or counts towards clinical/professional education and training requirements for an accredited course. In other words, a clinical placement is an essential requirement that is necessary for successful course completion (and therefore would exclude voluntary extra placements). Clinical placements: Occur in a clinical setting (i.e. generally outside the university educational setting, although may occur in university clinics). May include a variety of activities (...
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Emergency department

327158 | Glossary Item
An emergency department provides triage, assessment, care and/or treatment for patients suffering from medical condition/s and/or injury.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health

Functional Independence Measure

495857 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of the severity of patient disability.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+

495880 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of psychiatric symptoms and psychosocial functioning in an older patient.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Tasmanian Health
Superseded: Health

Multidisciplinary case conference

614408 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Meetings or discussions held concurrently between health-care providers from different professions or specialisations, arranged in advance, to discuss a patient in detail, and to coordinate care. The meeting may involve discussion of an individual patient's case or multiple patient cases. Multidisciplinary case conferences ensure that a patient’s multidisciplinary care needs are met through a planned and coordinated approach.
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Palliative care phase

681549 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The palliative care phase identifies a clinically meaningful period in a patient's condition. The palliative care phase is determined by a holistic clinical assessment which considers the needs of the patients and their family and carers. An episode of admitted patient palliative care may comprise a single phase or multiple phases, depending on changes in the patient's condition. Phases are not sequential and a patient may move back and forth between phases within the one episode of admitted pat...
Standard: Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Palliative care phase

647046 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The palliative care phase refers to a distinct clinical period which reflects the stage of the patient's illness. Palliative care phase provides a good indication of the type of care required by a palliative care patient. An episode of admitted patient palliative care may comprise of a single phase or multiple phases, depending on changes in the patient's condition. Phases are not sequential and a patient may move back and forth between phases within the one episode of admitted patient palliativ...
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Research directorate

583816 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A department that administratively supports and facilitates research through infrastructure and resources.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health

Resource Utilisation Groups—Activities of Daily Living

495909 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
An assessment of patient motor function.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Health, Tasmanian Health

Urgency related groups

496744 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
A patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the number and types of patients treated in an emergency department.
Standard: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Superseded: Health

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