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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Length of stay (including leave days)
METeOR identifier:269983
Registration status:Health, Superseded 04/07/2007
Definition:

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NN]
Maximum character length:3
Unit of measure:Day

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Formula:

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.

Comments:

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

Relational attributes

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Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired),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Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007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

Supersedes Length of stay (including leave days), version 1, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.8 KB)