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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days), total N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLength of stay
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269982
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
Definition:Help on this term

The length of stay of a patient, excluding leave days, measured in days.

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days)

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Formula:

LOS = Separation date - Admission date - Total leave days

The calculation is inclusive of admission and separation dates.

Comments:Help on this term

Perinatal length of stay metadata items include leave days and so are not included in this metadata item.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave periods, total N[N] Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Length of stay, version 3, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2016 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/04/2019

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2020 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 10/07/2020

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
3.9 Average length of stay for hip fracture patients aged 65 years and over, major and large public hospitals, 2012–13 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 23/11/2016
National Health Performance Authority: Hospital Performance: Average length of stay (ALOS) for multi-day stay patients in Australian public hospitals, 2013-2015 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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