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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days) (postnatal), total N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLength of stay (including leave days) (postnatal)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term300076
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/07/2007
Definition:Help on this termThe length of stay (LOS) of a woman following the birth of her baby, including leave days, measured in days.
Context:Help on this termPerinatal.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay (including leave days)

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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

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LOS (postnatal) = mother's separation date - baby's date of birth

Postnatal LOS is calculated by subtracting the baby's date of birth from the mother's date of separation. It includes contract days and leave days.

If the mother's separation date and the baby's date of birth are on the same date, count the LOS as 1 day.

In a multiple pregnancy, the date of birth of the first baby born should be used to calculate the mother's postnatal LOS.

Postnatal length of stay refers only to the episode of care associated with the birth.

To calculate the total length of stay, use the data element - Episode of admitted patient care - length of stay (including leave days) total.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Perinatal Data Development Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care (postnatal)—length of stay (including leave days), total N[NN] Health, Superseded 04/07/2007

Is formed using Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Is formed using Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 20/06/2005, Health, Standard 04/05/2005, Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010, Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 01/11/2012, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015, Disability, Standard 07/10/2014, Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 25/08/2005, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018

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