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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Superseded: Health

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)

Anaesthesia

504029 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A technique used to introduce an agent to produce a state of reduced or absence of sensation to the woman for the operative or instrumental delivery of the baby.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Analgesia

504043 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An analgesic agent or technique administered to the woman to relieve the pain of labour without causing loss of consciousness.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Antenatal care visit

717749 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
An intentional encounter between a pregnant female and a midwife or clinician to assess and improve maternal and fetal wellbeing throughout pregnancy and prior to labour.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

733258 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than 2,500 grams (up to and including 2,499 grams).
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Birthweight

696102 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
The first weight of a live born or stillborn baby obtained after birth. The World Health Organization further defines the following categories: extremely low birthweight: less than 1,000 grams (up to and including 999 grams), very low birthweight: less than 1,500 grams (up to and including 1,499 grams), low birthweight: less than 2,500 grams (up to and including 2,499 grams).
Superseded: Health
Standard: Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Clinical intervention

327220 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee.
An intervention carried out to improve, maintain or assess the health of a person, in a clinical situation.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Clinical review

327214 | Glossary Item | Hospital Access Program Waiting List Working Group, National Health Data Committee
The examination of a patient by a clinician after the patient has been added to the elective care waiting list. This examination may result in the patient being assigned a different urgency rating from the initial classification. The need for clinical review varies with a patient's condition and is therefore at the discretion of the treating clinician.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Elective surgery

568780 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
Elective surgery is planned surgery that can be booked in advance as a result of a specialist clinical assessment resulting in placement on an elective surgery waiting list.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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

Emergency surgery

534125 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
Emergency surgery is surgery to treat trauma or acute illness subsequent to an emergency presentation. The patient may require immediate surgery or present for surgery at a later time following this unplanned presentation. This includes where the patient leaves hospital and returns for a subsequent admission. Emergency surgery includes unplanned surgery for admitted patients and unplanned surgery for patients already awaiting an elective surgery procedure (for example, in cases of acute deterior...
Standard: Health, 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

Geographic indicator

327306 | Glossary Item
A classification scheme that divides an area into mutually exclusive sub-areas based on geographic location. Some geographic indicators are: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC, ABS cat. no. 1216.0, effective up until 1 July 2011) Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS, ABS cat. nos. 1270.0.55.001 to 1270.0.55.005, effective from 1 July 2011) administrative regions electorates Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area...
Superseded: Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Early Childhood, Commonwealth Department of Health , Disability, Tasmanian Health

Gestational diabetes mellitus

527427 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a carbohydrate intolerance resulting in hyperglycaemia of variable severity with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. The definition applies irrespective of whether or not insulin is used for treatment or the condition persists after pregnancy.
Standard: 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

Hospital boarder

327242 | Glossary Item | National Health Data Committee.
A person who is receiving food and/or accommodation but for whom the hospital does not accept responsibility for treatment and/or care.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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)

Hypertensive disorder during pregnancy

523104 | Glossary Item
Hypertensive disorder during pregnancy includes pre-existing hypertensive disorders, hypertension arising in pregnancy and associated disorders such as eclampsia and preeclampsia. Hypertension in pregnancy is defined as: 1. Systolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mmHg and/or 2. Diastolic blood pressure greater than or equal to 90 mmHg. Measurements should be confirmed by repeated readings over several hours. Elevations of both systolic and diastolic blood pressures have been associa...
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Intensive care unit

327234 | Glossary Item | National Intensive Care Working Group.
An intensive care unit (ICU) is a designated ward of a hospital which is specially staffed and equipped to provide observation, care and treatment to patients with actual or potential life-threatening illnesses, injuries or complications, from which recovery is possible. The ICU provides special expertise and facilities for the support of vital functions and utilises the skills of medical, nursing and other staff trained and experienced in the management of these problems.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Leave period

327156 | Glossary Item
Leave period is a temporary absence from hospital, with medical approval for a period no greater than seven consecutive days.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Live birth

327248 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee, National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee.
A live birth is defined by the World Health Organization to be the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a baby, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of the voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live born.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Live birth

733187 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee, National Perinatal Data Advisory Committee.
A live birth is defined by the World Health Organization to be the complete expulsion or extraction from the mother of a baby, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which, after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of the voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live born.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Newborn qualification status

327254 | Glossary Item
Qualification status indicates whether the patient day within a newborn episode of care is either qualified or unqualified.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Organ procurement–posthumous

711000 | Glossary Item
An activity undertaken by hospitals in which human tissue is procured for the purpose of transplantation from a donor whose brain function or circulation of blood has permanently stopped.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Other surgery

568786 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
Other surgery is where the procedure cannot be defined as either emergency surgery or elective surgery, for example, transplant surgery and planned obstetrics procedures.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

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)

Palliative care phase

497358 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The stage of a patient's illness. 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 ep...
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Primary postpartum haemorrhage

524114 | Glossary Item
Primary postpartum haemorrhage, a form of obstetric haemorrhage, is excessive bleeding from the genital tract after childbirth, occurring within 24 hours of birth. A blood loss of 500 ml is the usual minimum amount for identification of postpartum haemorrhage however a woman’s haemodynamic instability is also taken into account, meaning that a smaller blood loss may be significant in a severely compromised woman. A loss of 1,000 ml or more is considered major or severe although definitions of se...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Registered nurse

327182 | Glossary Item
Registered nurses include persons with at least a three-year training certificate and nurses holding post-graduate qualifications. Registered nurses must be registered with the state/territory registration board. This is a comprehensive category and includes community mental health, general nurse, intellectual disability nurse, midwife (including pupil midwife), psychiatric nurse, senior nurse, charge nurse (now unit manager), supervisory nurse and nurse educator. This category also includes nur...
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

Resident

524972 | Glossary Item
A person who receives residential care intended to be for a minimum of one night.
Superseded: Health, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Indigenous
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Resident

722666 | Glossary Item
A person who receives residential care intended to be for a minimum of one night.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian 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

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)

Statistical Local Area

327460 | Glossary Item
The smallest level of geography contained in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
Standard: Community Services (retired), Disability, Tasmanian Health
Qualified: Health

Stillbirth (fetal death)

482008 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Stillbirth (fetal death)

733271 | Glossary Item | National Perinatal Data Development Committee
A fetal death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception of 20 or more completed weeks of gestation or of 400 grams or more birthweight. The death is indicated by the fact that after such separation the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Tasmanian Health

Triage

677623 | Glossary Item | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The process by which a patient is briefly assessed to determine the urgency of their problem and priority for emergency care.
Superseded: Health
Standard: Tasmanian Health

Urgency related groups

623137 | 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: Health, Tasmanian Health

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