Admitted patient hospital stay—operating theatre time, total minutes NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Minutes of operating theatre time
METeOR identifier:270350
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Total time, in minutes, spent by a patient in operating theatres during current episode of hospitalisation.

Data Element Concept:Admitted patient hospital stay—operating theatre time

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Maximum character length:4
Unit of measure:Minute (m)

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:

Right justified, zero filled.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes


This metadata item was recommended for inclusion in the National Health Data Dictionary by Hindle (1988a, 1988b) to assist with diagnosis related group costing studies in Australia.

This metadata item has not been accepted for inclusion in the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) - Admitted patient care.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Health Data Standards Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Minutes of operating theatre time, version 1, Derived DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.3 KB)