Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Length of stay in emergency department short stay unit
Health, Standard 04/09/2014
|The length of time spent by the patient in an emergency department short stay unit during an episode of admitted patient care, expressed as a number of minutes.
|Data Element Concept:
|Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay in emergency department short stay unit
|Total minutes NNNNN
Value domain attributes
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Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:
|To be reported for all patients admitted to emergency department short stay units in public hospitals, including publicly funded privately operated hospitals with an emergency department short stay unit.
For the purposes of calculating the length of stay, begin the calculation with the physical arrival of the patient in the emergency department short stay unit. End the calculation with the physical departure of the patient from the emergency department short stay unit.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
|Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 7 February 2014, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_reform/