Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Allied health individual patient attributable duration|
The duration of clinical care activity provided to a person or group in an allied health service event that can be assigned (in whole or part) to an individual patient, as counted in minutes.
|Data Element Concept:||Allied health service event—individual patient attributable duration|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||4|
|Unit of measure:||Minute (m)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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The individual patient attributable (IPA) duration must be recorded for each allied health service event.
Clinical care activities are those which provide a service to an individual, group or community to influence health status. These activities may or may not be in the physical presence of the allied health service provider, but the providers’ time must be specifically attributable to an individual patient.
Clinical care activities may be individual patient attributable (IPA), or Non-individual patient attributable (NIPA). It is recommended, wherever possible and practical, clinicians allocate time to an individual patient (IPA).
A clinical care activity is recorded as IPA if there is a patient identifier and documentation in the person's medical record. All other clinical care activity should be recorded as NIPA. NIPA is not to be included in this data element. It is recorded in the Allied health non-individual patient attributable and clinical support activity NBPDS.
The total IPA time involved in a group service event should be allocated based on the proportion of time spent with each person, or distributed proportionately amongst the persons who attended the activity, whichever is most practical. For example, an allied health service provider attends a conference taking 60 minutes which involves discussion on a total of 12 persons. Of these, the allied health service provider was involved with 5 persons. The staff member could allocate 12 minutes to each of the 5 persons.
Examples of IPA activities include:
Travel related to any of the above, for example travel to or from the location at which the service is provided is also included.
IPA classified activity is associated with all patient, episode and service event activity listed in the Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS, Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department care NBPDS and Allied health non-admitted patient care NBPDS.
Source and reference attributes
Allied Health Professions Australia
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