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Admitted patient stay

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term750462
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/12/2021
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The period of admitted care provided by a health care facility between formal admission and a formal separation.

The admitted care provided may include that provided by another health service provider under a contracted hospital care arrangement or hospital-in-the-home care.

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Admitted patient care.

Collection and usage attributes

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Relationship between admitted patient stay and episode of care
An admitted patient stay may contain one, or more than one, episode of admitted patient care.
Where an admitted patient stay contains more than one episode of admitted care it typically involves a care type change. That is, a statistical separation and a statistical admission may include a new care type to the previous episode of care.
Reporting diagnoses and the admitted patient stay
The Australian Coding Standards (ACS) include guidelines for reporting diagnoses that are relevant for an episode of admitted patient care. Certain ACS allow the reporting of diagnoses that are documented across the admitted patient stay. 

Source and reference attributes

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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IHPA (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) 2022. Australian Coding Standards Twelfth Edition. Sydney: IHPA.


Relational attributes

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Admitted patient care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standard 20/10/2021

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