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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Procedure
METeOR identifier:361687
Registration status:Health, Superseded 22/12/2009
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 6th edition
Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:NNNNN-NN
Maximum character length:7

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Record 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:The National Centre for Classification in Health advises the National Health Data Committee of relevant changes to the ACHI.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:

National Centre for Classification in Health

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 5th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 7th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016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:
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009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Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009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:Used 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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014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Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical admissions, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011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Agreement: PI 43-Unplanned/unexpected readmissions within 28 days of selected surgical episodes of care, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013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