Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
A clinical intervention represented by a code that:
This metadata item gives an indication of the extent to which specialised resources, for example, human resources, theatres and equipment, are used. It also provides an estimate of the numbers of surgical operations performed and the extent to which particular procedures are used to resolve medical problems. It is used for classification of episodes of acute care for admitted patients into Australian refined diagnosis related groups.
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of admitted patient care—procedure|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 10th edition|
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
Record and code all procedures undertaken during the episode of care in accordance with the ACHI (10th edition). Procedures are derived from and must be substantiated by clinical documentation.
The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority advises the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee of relevant changes to the ACHI.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Consortium for Classification Development
National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee
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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 9th edn) NNNNN-NN
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 11th edn) NNNNN-NN
Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 9.0) ANNA
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