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Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health phase of care leave days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term618148
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016
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The total number of days spent on leave from a health care service during a mental health phase of care.

Data Element Concept:Mental health phase of care—number of leave days

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A day is measured from midnight to midnight.

Leave days can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • treatment by a specialised mental health service
  • treatment by a non-specialised health service
  • time in the community.

The following rules apply in the calculation of leave days:

  • the day the consumer goes on leave is counted as a leave day
  • days the consumer is on leave are counted as leave days
  • the day the consumer returns from leave is not counted as a leave day
  • if the consumer starts a mental health phase of care and goes on leave on the same day, this is not counted as a leave day
  • if the consumer returns from leave and then goes on leave again on the same day, this is counted as a leave day
  • if the consumer returns from leave and has a mental health phase of care change on the same day, the day should not be counted as a leave day

If a consumer fails to return from leave, then the episode of mental health care is formally ended.

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Has been superseded by Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Standard 28/02/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

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