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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTotal leave days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270251
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/09/2016
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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Sum of the length of leave (date returned from leave minus date went on leave) for all periods within the hospital stay.

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

Value domain attributes

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

A day is measured from midnight to midnight.

The following rules apply in the calculation of leave days for both overnight and same-day patients:

  • The day the patient goes on leave is counted as a leave day.
  • The day the patient is on leave is counted as a leave day.
  • The day the patient returns from leave is counted as a patient day.
  • If the patient is admitted and goes on leave on the same day, this is counted as a patient day, not a leave day.
  • If the patient returns from leave and then goes on leave again on the same day, this is counted as a leave day.
  • If the patient returns from leave and is separated on the same day, the day should not be counted as either a patient day or a leave day.
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It should be noted that for private patients in public and private hospitals, s.3 (12) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cwlth) currently applies a different leave day count, Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health HBF Circular 354 (31 March 1994). This metadata item was modified in July 1996 to exclude the previous differentiation between the psychiatric and other patients.

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National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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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—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

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

Supersedes Total leave days, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.6 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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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

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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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, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

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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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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, Archived 12/04/2019

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/04/2019

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