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Occupied bed—hospital in the home care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAverage available beds for hospital-in-the-home patients
METeOR identifier:Help on this term373955
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 24/03/2009
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The number of beds used to care for hospital admitted patients in their place of residence as a substitute for hospital accommodation, calculated by dividing the number of days of hospital-in-the-home care reported for the period by the number of days in the period. Place of residence may be permanent or temporary.

Data Element Concept:Occupied bed—hospital in the home care

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN.N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termBed

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termAverage available beds, rounded to the nearest decimal or whole number.

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Calculated by dividing the total hospital-in-the-home patient days by the number of days in the period, e.g. in a normal year, a hospital records 4000 hospital-in-the-home patient days – the average hospital-in-the-home beds would be 4000/365 = 11.0.

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Beds exclusively or predominantly for overnight-stay admitted care, beds exclusively or predominantly for same-day admitted care, and non-special-care neonatal cots are collected and reported in separate categories.

Hospitals should establish clear recording and reporting practices. Criteria should exist to ensure that each available bed is counted and that no available bed is counted more than once. A bed should first be assessed as available and then categorised according to its predominant use. For large hospitals a reconciliation of the sum of the counts for the four available bed types and an unduplicated establishment bed count is advisable.

Comments:Help on this termThis data element is necessary to provide an indicator of the availability and type of service for an establishment.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termVictorian Department of Human Services
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