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Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay in emergency department short stay unit, total minutes NNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termLength of stay in emergency department short stay unit
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559966
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 04/09/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe length of time spent by the patient in an emergency department short stay unit during an episode of admitted patient care, expressed as a number of minutes.
Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay in emergency department short stay unit

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termMinute (m)

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termTo be reported for all patients admitted to emergency department short stay units in public hospitals, including publicly funded privately operated hospitals with an emergency department short stay unit.
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For the purposes of calculating the length of stay, begin the calculation with the physical arrival of the patient in the emergency department short stay unit. End the calculation with the physical departure of the patient from the emergency department short stay unit.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Reference documents:Help on this termStanding Council on Federal Financial Relations. National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Standing Council on Federal Financial Relations, Canberra. Viewed 7 February 2014, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health_reform/
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Relational attributes

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Length of stay in emergency department short stay units less than or equal to 24 hours Health, Standard 04/09/2014
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