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Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave periods, total N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of leave periods
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270058
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

Number of leave periods in a hospital stay (excluding one-day leave periods for admitted patients).

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave periods

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Unit of measure:Help on this termPeriod

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termIf the period of leave is greater than seven days or the patient fails to return from leave, the patient is discharged.
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Recording of leave periods allows for the calculation of patient days excluding leave. This is important for analysis of costs per patient and for planning. The maximum limit allowed for leave affects admission and separation rates, particularly for long-stay patients who may have several leave periods.

This data element was modified in July 1996 to exclude the previous differentiation between the psychiatric and other patients at the instigation of the National Mental Health Strategy Committee.

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Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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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

Supersedes Number of leave periods, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.5 KB)

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