Episode of residential care—number of leave days, total N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Leave days from residential care|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
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|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
A day is measured from midnight to midnight.
Leave days can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
The following rules apply in the calculation of leave days:
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.
|Related metadata references:|
See also Episode of mental health care—episode end mode, code N[N] Health, Standard 17/01/2020
See also Episode of residential care—episode end date Health, Standard 16/01/2020
See also Episode of residential care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Supersedes Episode of residential care—number of leave days, total N[NN] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Residential mental health care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020