Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days), total N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Length of stay|
The length of stay of a patient, excluding leave days, measured in days.
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
LOS = Separation date - Admission date - Total leave days
The calculation is inclusive of admission and separation dates.
Perinatal length of stay metadata items include leave days and so are not included in this metadata item.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Length of stay, version 3, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB) No registration status
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN]
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave periods, total N[N]
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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