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Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSeparation date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270025
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which an admitted patient completes an episode of care, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—separation date

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Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

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Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThere may be variations amongst jurisdictions with respect to the recording of separation date. This most often occurs for patients who are statistically separated after a period of leave (and who do not return for further hospital care). In this case, some jurisdictions may record the separation date as the date of statistical separation (and record intervening days as leave days) while other jurisdictions may retrospectively separate patients on the first day of leave. Despite the variations in recording of separation date for this group of patients, the current practices provide for the accurate recording of length of stay.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care (postnatal)—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 6) ANNA Health, Standard 30/06/2013, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 6.0x) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 7.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 7.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 06/09/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 8.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Archived 11/01/2018

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v 9.0) ANNA Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 11/01/2018

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v5.1) ANNA Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (excluding leave days), total N[NN] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 05/09/2016, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days) (postnatal), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Standard 04/07/2007

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v 6) NN Health, Standard 30/06/2013, Tasmanian Health, Archived 07/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v 8.0) NN Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/01/2018

Is used in the formation of Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v5.1) NN Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation time, hhmm Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Is used in the formation of Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN] Health, Superseded 11/04/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Is used in the formation of Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN] Health, Standard 11/04/2014, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 20/12/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standardisation pending 18/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/08/2018

Is used in the formation of Establishment—number of separations (financial year), total N[NNNNN] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Supersedes Separation date, version 5, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.2 KB)

See also Specialised mental health service—number of episodes of admitted care, total episodes N[NNNN] Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/10/2008

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 01/09/2012

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS Health, Candidate 15/05/2017

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/07/2018

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS Health, Standardisation pending 26/11/2018

Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 06/09/2006

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Perinatal NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Perinatal NMDS 2007-2008 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Perinatal NMDS 2008-2010 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Perinatal NMDS 2010-2011 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

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Perinatal NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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Perinatal NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Perinatal NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Perinatal NMDS 2014-18 Health, Superseded 02/08/2017

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Perinatal NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 02/08/2017
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018

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Perinatal NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 12/11/2018

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Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Clostridium difficile infection DSS Health, Standardisation pending 23/07/2012

Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia NBPDS Health, Standard 15/11/2012

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, Endorsed 18/01/2018

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 8-Hospital rate of hysterectomy per 100 episodes Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P52-Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 45-Rates of services: Overnight separations, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 47-Rates of services: Non-acute care separations, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 52-Falls in residential aged care resulting in patient harm and treated in hospital, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 52-Falls in residential aged care resulting in patient harm and treated in hospital, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 56-People aged 65 years or over receiving sub-acute services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P03-Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P11-Child under 5 hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 03-Hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 11-Child under 5 hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 11-Child under 5 hospitalisation rates by principal diagnosis, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2012, KPI11-Weighted separations, 2012 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2013, KPI??-Weighted separations, 2013 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2014, Weighted separations, 2014 Tasmanian Health, Archived 09/12/2016
Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACT1, Admitted patient, Acute admitted raw separations, 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016
Used as denominator
Heavy menstrual bleeding clinical care standard indicators: 8-Hospital rate of hysterectomy per 100 episodes Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 07-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PB 07-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f-By 2014-15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f–By 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f–By 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PB f–By 2014–15, improve the provision of primary care and reduce the proportion of potentially preventable hospital admissions by 7.6 per cent over the 2006-07 baseline to 8.5 per cent of total hospital admissions, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PB g-Better health: the rate of Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA) bacteraemia is no more than 2.0 per 10,000 occupied bed days for acute care public hospitals by 2011–12 in each state and territory, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23–Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27–Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 57-Hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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