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Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, total 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 term654341
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/02/2017
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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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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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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 patient goes on leave is counted as a leave day
  • days the patient is on leave are counted as leave days
  • the day the patient returns from leave is not counted as a leave day
  • if the patient 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 patient returns from leave and then goes on leave again on the same day, this is counted as a leave day
  • if the patient 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 patient fails to return from leave, then the episode of mental health care is formally ended with the separation date recorded as the day the patient went on leave.

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Supersedes Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, N[NN] Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016

Has been superseded by Mental health phase of care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Candidate 15/11/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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