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Establishment—number of available beds for admitted patients/residents

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269596
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/12/2008
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The number of beds which are immediately available for use by an admitted patient or resident within the establishment. A bed is immediately available for use if it is located in a suitable place for care with nursing and auxiliary staff available within a reasonable period.

Context:Help on this termNecessary to provide an indicator of the availability and type of service for an establishment.

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Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Establishment
Definition:Help on this termInstitutions, organisations or the community from which health services are provided. The term establishment covers conventional health establishments and also organisations which may provide services in the community.
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Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Number of available beds for admitted patients/residents
Definition:Help on this termA count of beds which are available for use by an admitted patient or resident.
Property group:Help on this termMaterial resource characteristics

Source and reference attributes

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

Data element concept attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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Inclusions: both occupied and unoccupied beds are included. For residential aged care services, the number of approved beds includes beds approved for respite care.

Exclusions: surgical tables, recovery trolleys, delivery beds, cots for normal neonates, emergency stretchers/beds not normally authorised or funded and beds designated for same-day non-admitted patient care are excluded. Beds in wards which were closed for any reason (except weekend closures for beds/wards staffed and available on weekdays only) are also excluded.

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Has been superseded by Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care Health, Standard 03/12/2008, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Establishment—number of available beds for admitted patients/residents, average N[NNN] Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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