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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, EF3 - 28 day readmission rate - all patients (excludes mental health patients), 2017

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term28 day readmission rate (Per cent)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term681660
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Description:Help on this term

Rate of unplanned readmissions to hospital within 28 days of previous discharge. 

Rationale:Help on this term

To monitor the occurrence of unplanned admissions where a previous and possibly related discharge occurred within 28 days.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Numerator: Number of in scope separations from the acute inpatient unit occurring within the reference parameters that are followed by a readmission to the same or similar type unit within 28 days.

Denominator: Number of in scope separations from the acute inpatient unit in the reference period.

Coverage / scope: The following separations are excluded:
• Outside Referred Patients (Admitted ORPs).
• Admissions at different hospitals

The following separations are included where a unplanned return contains one of the following diagnosis codes:
'E89'. 'G97'. 'H59'. 'H95'. 'I97'. 'J95'. 'K91'. 'M96'. 'N99'. 'T80'. 'T81'. 'T82'. 'T83'. 'T84'. 'T85'. 'T86'. 'T87'. 'T88'. 'T983'

This KPI is measured as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

Number of in scope separations from the acute inpatient unit occurring within the reference parameters that are followed by a readmission to the same or similar type unit within 28 days

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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 includes 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 SetEpisode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Guide for use

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


Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, identifier (Tasmanian) N(9)
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN
Denominator:Help on this term

Number of in scope separations from the acute inpatient unit in the reference period

Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 includes 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
Disaggregation:Help on this term
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and reporting month
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this term

NN[N]

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term
  • 2017-18 Service Agreement
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