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Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 6th edn) NNNNN-NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termProcedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term361687
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
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 attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Episode of admitted patient care—procedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269450
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/10/2016
Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/07/2017
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A clinical intervention 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.
Context:Help on this termThis metadata item gives an indication of the extent to which specialised resources, for example, human resources, theatres and equipment, are used. It also provides an estimate of the numbers of surgical operations performed and the extent to which particular procedures are used to resolve medical problems. It is used for classification of episodes of acute care for admitted patients into Australian refined diagnosis related groups.
Object class:Help on this termEpisode of admitted patient care
Property:Help on this termProcedure

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Procedure code (ACHI 6th edn) NNNNN-NN
METeOR identifier:Help on this term361683
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
Definition:Help on this termThe Australian Classification of Health Intervention (6th edition) code set representing procedures.
Classification Scheme:Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 6th edition

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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.

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National Centre for Classification in Health

National Health Data Committee

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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 48-Rates of services: Hospital procedures, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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