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Admitted patient hospital stay—number of patient days (of contracted care), total N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTotal contract patient days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270301
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termSum of the number of contract patient days for all periods within the hospital stay.
Data Element Concept:Admitted patient hospital stay—number of patient days (of contracted 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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Count number of days.

A day is measured from midnight to 2359 hours.

Contract patient days are included in the total count of patient days. If necessary, contract patient days can be distinguished from other patient days by using the following rules:

  • The day the contract commences is counted as a contract patient day.
  • If the patient is on contract from midnight to 2359 count as a contract patient day.
  • The day a contract is completed is not counted as a contract patient day.
  • If the patient is admitted and commences a contract on the same day, this is not counted as a contract patient day.
  • If a contract is completed and the patient is separated on the same day, the day should not be counted as a contract or other patient day.

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Supersedes Total contract patient days, version 1, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.9 KB)

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