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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (special/neonatal intensive care), total days N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of days in special/neonatal intensive care
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270057
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of days spent by a neonate in a special care or neonatal intensive care nursery (in the hospital of birth).

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (special/neonatal intensive care)

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The number of days is calculated from the date the baby left the special/neonatal intensive care unit minus the date the baby was admitted to the special/neonatal intensive care unit.

Collection methods:Help on this term

This item is to be completed if baby has been treated in an intensive care unit or a special care nursery (SCN).

Comments:Help on this term

An indicator of the requirements for hospital care of high-risk babies in specialised nurseries that add to costs because of extra staffing and facilities.

SCN are staffed and equipped to provide a full range of neonatal services for the majority of complicated neonatal problems, including short-term assisted ventilation and intravenous therapy.

Neonatal intensive care nurseries (NICN) are staffed and equipped to treat critically ill newborn babies including those requiring prolonged assisted respiratory support, intravenous therapy, and alimentation and treatment of serious infections. Full supportive services are readily available throughout the hospital. These NICN also provide consultative services to other hospitals.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Number of days in special / neonatal intensive care, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.9 KB)

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