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Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termProcedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term333828
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/02/2008
Definition:Help on this term

A clinical intervention represented by a code that:

  • is surgical in nature, and/or
  • carries a procedural risk, and/or
  • carries an anaesthetic risk, and/or
  • requires specialised training, and/or
  • requires special facilities or equipment only available in an acute care setting.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—procedure

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 5th edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN-NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term7

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this termRecord and code all procedures undertaken during the episode of care in accordance with the ACHI (5th edition). Procedures are derived from and must be substantiated by clinical documentation.
Comments:Help on this termThe National Centre for Classification in Health advises the National Health Data Committee of relevant changes to the ACHI.

Source and reference attributes

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National Centre for Classification in Health

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 6th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: P43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
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