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Episode of residential 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 termLeave days from residential care
METeOR identifier:Help on this term685908
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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The total number of days spent on leave from a residential care service during an episode of residential care.

Data Element Concept:Episode of residential 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 resident goes on leave is counted as a leave day
  • days the resident is on leave are counted as leave days
  • the day the resident returns from leave is not counted as a leave day
  • if the resident starts a residential stay and goes on leave on the same day, this is not counted as a leave day
  • if the resident returns from leave and then goes on leave again on the same day, this is counted as a leave day
  • if the resident returns from leave and ends residential care on the same day, the day should not be counted as a leave day.

If a resident is formally discharged (Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code N, code 4) while on leave from a residential mental health care service, the end date of the episode should be the date that leave commenced. For example, if a resident goes on leave on 9 July and is formally discharged without returning on 18 July, the end date of the episode is 9 July, and no leave days are counted after 9 July.

If a resident fails to return from leave (Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code N, code 3), then the residential stay ends on the date that leave commenced.

Statistical separation for the end of the reference period (Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code N, code 5) does not count as formal discharge. If a resident is on leave over the end of the reference period, and returns to the residential care service as expected, leave days are counted as specified above.

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N] Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Episode of residential care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Episode of residential care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Residential mental health care NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Residential mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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