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Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 11th edn) NNNNN-NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termProcedure
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699716
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/04/2019
Definition:Help on this term

A clinical intervention represented by a code that:

  • is surgical in nature, and/or
  • carries a procedural risk, and/or
  • carries an anaesthetic risk, and/or
  • requires specialised training, and/or
  • requires special facilities or equipment only available in an acute care setting.
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This metadata item gives an indication of the extent to which specialised resources, for example, human resources, theatres and equipment, are used. It also provides an estimate of the numbers of surgical operations performed and the extent to which particular procedures are used to resolve medical problems. It is used for classification of episodes of acute care for admitted patients into Australian refined diagnosis related groups.

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—procedure

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) 11th edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNNNNN-NN
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

Record and code all procedures undertaken during the episode of care in accordance with the ACHI (11th edition). Procedures are derived from and must be substantiated by clinical documentation.

Comments:Help on this term

The Independent Hospital Pricing Authority advises the National Health Data Information and Statistics Committee of relevant changes to the ACHI.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Consortium for Classification Development

National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 10th edn) NNNNN-NN Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/04/2019, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Recorded 04/08/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 18/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2019 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 12/04/2019

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