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Elective surgery waiting list episode—anticipated accommodation status, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAnticipated patient election status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270074
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termAccommodation chargeable status nominated by the patient when placed on an elective surgery waiting list, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Elective surgery waiting list episode—anticipated accommodation status

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Public
2Private

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Public patient:

An eligible person who receives or elects to receive a public hospital service free of charge.

CODE 2     Private patient:

An eligible person who elects to be treated as a private patient; and elects to be responsible for paying fees of the type referred to in clause 57 (clause 58 of the Northern Territory Agreement) of the Australian Health Care Agreements.
Clause 57 states that 'Private patients and ineligible persons may be charged an amount for public hospital services as determined by the State'.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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The election status nominated by the patient at the time of being placed on an elective surgery waiting list, to be treated as either:

  • a public patient; or
  • a private patient

This item is independent of patient's hospital insurance status. The definitions of a public and private patient are those in the 1998-2003 Australian Health Care Agreements

Patients whose charges are to be met by the Department of Veterans' Affairs are regarded as private patients.

Comments:Help on this termAnticipated election status may be used for the management of elective surgery waiting lists, but the term is not defined under the 1998-2003 Australian Health Care Agreements. Under the Australian Health Care Agreements, patients are required to elect to be treated as a public or private patient, at the time of, or as soon as practicable after admission. Therefore, the anticipated patient election status is not binding on the patient and may vary from the election the patient makes on admission.

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Anticipated patient election status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005 .pdf (15.2 KB)

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