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Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days, total N[NNNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of qualified days for newborns
METeOR identifier:Help on this term722649
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019
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The number of qualified newborn days occurring within a newborn episode of care.

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

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Guide for use:Help on this term

The rules for calculating the number of qualified newborn days are outlined below. The number of qualified days is calculated with reference to the Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY, Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY and any Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—date of change to qualification status, DDMMYYYY:

  • the date of admission is counted if the patient was qualified at the end of the day
  • the date of change to qualification status is counted if the patient was qualified at the end of the day
  • the date of separation is not counted, even if the patient was qualified on that day
  • the normal rules for calculation of patient days apply, for example in relation to leave and same day patients

The length of stay for a newborn episode of care is equal to the sum of the qualified and unqualified days.

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Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days, total N[NNNN] Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

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