Episode of admitted patient care—referral destination

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:269430
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Referral to further care by health service agencies/facilities.

Mental health care:

Many psychiatric inpatients have continuing needs for post-discharge care. Continuity of care across the hospital-community interface is a key policy theme emerging in the various states and territories. Inclusion of this metadata item allows the opportunity to monitor interagency linkages and is complementary to the metadata item the source of referral.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Episode of admitted patient care
Definition:The period of admitted patient care between a formal or statistical admission and a formal or statistical separation, characterised by only one care type.
Context:Admitted patient care.
Specialisation of:Service episode

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:This 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:Health Data Standards Committee.

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Referral destination
Definition:The service provider to which a referral is made.
Property group:Referral event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Episode of admitted patient care (mental health care)—referral destination, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018