Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Length of stay (including leave days)|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 04/07/2007|
The length of stay of a patient measured in days.
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
LOS (incl. leave days) = Separation date - Admission date
The calculation is inclusive of admission and separation dates.
A same-day patient should be allocated a length of stay of one day.
Total contracted days are included in the length of stay.
All leave days are included in length of stay calculation.
All admitted patient care situations where it is required to know the total length of a stay in hospital.
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||National Health Data Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired),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
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007
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