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Episode of acute care

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termAcute care episode for admitted patients
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327230
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/10/2012
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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An episode of acute care for an admitted patient is one in which the principal clinical intent is to do one or more of the following:

  • manage labour (obstetric),
  • cure illness or provide definitive treatment of injury,
  • perform surgery,
  • relieve symptoms of illness or injury (excluding palliative care),
  • reduce severity of illness or injury,
  • protect against exacerbation and/or complication of an illness and/or injury which could threaten life or normal functions,
  • perform diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Context:Help on this termAdmitted patient care.

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National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Acute care episode for admitted patients, version 1, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (12.2 KB)

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Admitted acute care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012

Admitted patient care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Admitted patient care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

Admitted patient care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 11/04/2012
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 10/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 15/09/2014

Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 09/09/2015

Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/07/2018

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