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Establishment—number of available beds for admitted patients/residents, average N[NNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of available beds for admitted patients
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270133
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/12/2008
Definition:Help on this termThe average number of beds which are immediately available for use by an admitted patient or resident within the establishment. A bed is immediately available for use if it is located in a suitable place for care with nursing and auxiliary staff available within a reasonable period.
Data Element Concept:Establishment—number of available beds for admitted patients/residents

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Unit of measure:Help on this termBed

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termAverage available beds, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termThe average bed is to be calculated from monthly figures.
Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end-of-year counts of available beds were included, and the end-of-year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate characterisation of establishments and comparisons.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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Has been superseded by Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N] Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

Supersedes Number of available beds for admitted patients, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.2 KB)

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