Episode of admitted patient care—intended length of hospital stay

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:269574
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:The intention of the responsible clinician at the time of the patient's admission to hospital or at the time the patient is placed on an elective surgery waiting list, to discharge the patient either on the day of admission or a subsequent date.
Context:

Admitted patient care:

To assist in the identification and casemix analysis of planned same-day patients, that is those patients who are admitted with the intention of discharge on the same day. This is also a key indicator for quality assurance activities.

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:Intended length of hospital stay
Definition:The expected duration of a stay in hospital.
Property group:Service provision event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Information comparing the intended length of the episode of care and the actual length of the episode of care is considered useful for quality assurance and utilisation review purposes.

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Episode of admitted patient care—intended length of hospital stay, code N Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Episode of admitted patient care—intended length of hospital stay, Tasmanian code X[XX] Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016