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Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, Re-admissions within 28 days, 2018

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this term28 Day re-admission rate Mental Health
METeOR identifier:Help on this term700636
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019
Description:Help on this term

This KPI measures the percentage of overnight separations from an acute inpatient unit that are followed by readmission to the same or a similar type unit (MHS / ADS / FHS) within 28 days of discharge.

Indicator set:Help on this termService Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018 Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 28/03/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

This KPI is measured as a percentage.

Coverage / scope: The following separations are excluded:
• Same day separations.
• Statistical and change of care type separations.
• Separations that end by transfer to another acute or psychiatric hospital.
• Separations that end by left against medical advice / discharge at own risk.
• Separations where length of stay is one night only and procedure code for ECT is recorded.

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


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

Computation:Help on this term

100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this term

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

Denominator:Help on this term

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termEpisode
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Accountability attributes

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2018-19 Service Agreement

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