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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Mental health phase of care leave days
METeOR identifier:654341
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/02/2017
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NN]
Maximum character length:3
Unit of measure:Day

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018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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