Establishment—number of patient days under infection surveillance monitoring, total days N[N(7)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Patient days under surveillance|
|Definition:||The total number of patient bed days covered by the hospital's infection surveillance program.|
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—number of patient days under infection surveillance monitoring|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Patient bed days under surveillance is supplied for each reported hospital by the relevant state or territory. This value should only reflect those beds covered by the hospital's infection surveillance program.
A day is measured from midnight to 23:59 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
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
National Health Performance Authority
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