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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016, ACT1, Admitted patient, Acute admitted raw separations, 2016

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termRaw separations
METeOR identifier:Help on this term645616
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 07/12/2016
Description:Help on this term

The number of episodes of admitted patient care.  An episode of admitted patient care can be the total hospital stay (from admission to discharge, transfer or death) or a portion of a hospital stay beginning or ending in a change of type of care (for example, from acute to rehabilitation).  'Separation' also means the process by which an admitted patient completes an episode of care by being discharged, dying, transferred to another hospital or by a change of care type.

For 2012-13 onwards, this indicator excludes admissions funded by the Tasmanian Government Endoscopy and Elective Surgery Initiative and the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania.

A separation may be formal or statistical.

Formal separation:

The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of treatment and/or care and/or accommodation of a patient.

Statistical separation:

The administrative process by which a hospital records the cessation of an episode of care for a patient within the one hospital stay.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2016 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/12/2016

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Records are excluded if the Care type was reported as Neonate (unqualified) and the Hospital patient funding source was reported as Outside Referred Patient (ORP).

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetHospital service—care type, Tasmanian code X[XXXX]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DischargeCareTypeRefId] field in Health Central and excludes records with the Care type recorded as Neonate (unqualified).


Data Element / Data SetEpisode of care—source of funding, Tasmanian code XX[AAAAA]
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DischargeAdminCategoryRefId] field in Health Central and excludes records with the Hospital patient funding source recorded as Outside referred patient (inpatient) or Bulk billed (outside referred patient).


Data Element / Data SetEpisode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

Data is obtained from the [DischargeDateTime] field in Health Central.


Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, identifier (Tasmanian) N(9)
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Data Element / Data SetData Element

The [SourceIdentifier] field from the PIC.Dim_Endo$4Mill and PIC.Dim_NPAIHST tables in Health Central is the unique identifier to identify the activities funded by the Tasmanian Government Endoscopy and Elective Surgery Initiative and the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Health Services in Tasmania.

The [SourceIdentifier] field is the ProviderSpellRefNo and is unique to the Waiting List.  Internally it is also referred to as the FactWaitingList.SourceIdentifier.


Disaggregation:Help on this term

Specified disaggregation: Hospital.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
Format:Help on this term

NNN[NNN]

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term
  • 2016-17 Service Agreement
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