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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269422
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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The length of stay of a patient measured in patient days.

A same-day patient should be allocated a length of stay of one patient day.

The length of stay of an overnight stay patient is calculated by subtracting the date the patient is admitted from the date of separation and deducting total leave days.

Total contracted patient days are included in the length of stay.

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Admitted patient care

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Episode of admitted patient care
Definition:Help on this termThe period of admitted patient care between a formal or statistical admission and a formal or statistical separation, characterised by only one care type.
Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThis treatment and/or care provided to a patient during an episode of care can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients).

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termHealth Data Standards Committee.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Length of stay
Definition:Help on this termThe duration of an episode of care or service event that includes the provision of accommodation and/or residential care.
Property group:Help on this termPerformance indicators

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days), total N[NN] Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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