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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Number of qualified days for newborns
METeOR identifier:722649
Registration status:Health, Standard 18/12/2019
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 29/04/2021
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNNN]
Maximum character length:5
Unit of measure:Day

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days, total N[NNNN] Health, Superseded 18/12/2019, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care separation (discharge) related data elements (TDLU) cluster Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 18/05/2021