Establishment—number of patient days, total N[N(7)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Patient days|
The total number of days for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who separated during a specified reference period.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of patient days|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A day is measured from midnight to 2359 hours.
The following basic rules are used to calculate the number of patient days for overnight stay patients:
The following additional rules cover special circumstances and in such cases, override the basic rules:
When calculating total patient days for a specified period:
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Patient days, version 3, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.2 KB) No registration status
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days, total N[NNNN]
See also Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
See also Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
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