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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Length of stay (antenatal)
METeOR identifier:269984
Registration status:Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

The antenatal length of stay of a patient, including leave days, 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
Maximum character length:3
Unit of measure:Day

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:


antenatal LOS = baby's Date of birth - mother's Admission date

Antenatal length of stay refers only to the admission associated with the birth.

The calculation is inclusive of the day of admission of the mother and the day of birth of the baby and includes any leave days.

Total contracted days are included in the length of stay.

Source and reference attributes


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Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired),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Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days) (antenatal), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007

Supersedes Length of stay (antenatal), version 1, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.8 KB)

Is formed using Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 20/06/2005, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018