Newborn qualification status
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A newborn qualification status is assigned to each patient day within a newborn episode of care.
A newborn patient day is qualified if the infant meets at least one of the following criteria:
A newborn patient day is unqualified if the infant does not meet any of the above criteria.
The day on which a change in qualification status occurs is counted as a day of the new qualification status.
If there is more than one qualification status in a single day, the day is counted as a day of the final qualification status for that day.
All babies born in hospital are admitted patients.
The newborn baby's qualified days are eligible for health insurance benefits purposes and the patient day count under the Australian Health Care Agreements. In this context, newborn qualified days are equivalent to acute days and may be denoted as such.
The days when a newborn baby does not meet these criteria are classified as unqualified (if they are nine days old or less) and should not be counted as patient days under the Australian Health Care Agreements and are not eligible for health insurance benefit purposes.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Newborn qualification status, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB) No registration status
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Activity based funding: Admitted acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014
Admitted acute care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013
Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12
Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19
Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2021–22
Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2022–23
Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—date of change to qualification status
Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—date of change to qualification status, DDMMYYYY
Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
Establishment—number of hospital patient days under Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection surveillance, total days N[NNNNN]
Hospital care type code N[N]
Hospital care type code N[N].N
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 22-Healthcare associated infections, 2014
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