Episode of admitted patient care (postnatal)—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Length of stay (postnatal)|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 04/07/2007|
The postnatal 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
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Formula for the mother:
LOS (post-natal) = mother's Separation date - baby's Date of birth
Formula for the baby:
LOS (post-natal) = baby's Separation date - baby's Date of birth
Both calculations are inclusive of those dates and any leave days are included.
Excludes transfers, home births and other non-hospital births.
Total contracted days are included in the length of stay.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days) (postnatal), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007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
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