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Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, MMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSeparation month and year
METeOR identifier:Help on this term743743
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/05/2021
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The date on which an admitted patient completes an episode of care, expressed as MMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Episode of admitted patient care—separation date

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Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term6

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There may be variations amongst jurisdictions with respect to the recording of separation date. This most often occurs for patients who are statistically separated after a period of leave (and who do not return for further hospital care). In this case, some jurisdictions may record the separation date as the date of statistical separation (and record intervening days as leave days) while other jurisdictions may retrospectively separate patients on the first day of leave. Despite the variations in recording of separation date for this group of patients, the current practices provide for the accurate recording of length of stay.

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Department of Health Tasmania 

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National Health Data Committee

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See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation time, hhmm Health, Standard 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 19/06/2020

See also Episode of admitted patient care—separation time, hhmm Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 17/01/2020

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 23/12/2020

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 23/12/2020

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of mental health care—episode end date, DDMMYYYY Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016

Supersedes Separation date, version 5, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.2 KB)

See also Specialised mental health service—number of episodes of admitted care, total episodes N[NNNN] Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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