Newborn qualification status
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 17/10/2012
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Qualification status indicates whether the patient day within a newborn episode of care is either qualified or unqualified.
Admitted patient care: To provide accurate information on care provided in newborn episodes of care through exclusion of unqualified patient days.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A newborn qualification status is assigned to each patient day within a newborn episode of care.
A newborn patient day is qualified if the infant meets at least one of the following criteria:
A newborn patient day is unqualified if the infant does not meet any of the above criteria.
The day on which a change in qualification status occurs is counted as a day of the new qualification status.
If there is more than one qualification status in a single day, the day is counted as a day of the final qualification status for that day.
All babies born in hospital are admitted patients.
The newborn baby's qualified days are eligible for health insurance benefits purposes and the patient day count under the Australian Health Care Agreements. In this context, newborn qualified days are equivalent to acute days and may be denoted as such.
The days when a newborn baby does not meet these criteria are classified as unqualified (if they are nine days old or less) and should not be counted as patient days under the Australian Health Care Agreements and are not eligible for health insurance benefit purposes.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Newborn qualification status, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB)
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