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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040015 v1
Data Element
Derived Data Element
The total number of days or part days of stay for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who underwent separation during the reference period.

Same day patients are counted as having a stay of one day. Periods of leave are excluded where the patient was absent at midnight. If a patient is on contract leave to another hospital the day(s) on contract are counted as patient days for the calculation of length of stay. The day of admission is included in the count but not the day of separation.
Institutional health care
Bed days (HBCIS)
Representational Attributes
Quantitative Value
Permissible Values


Non-negative integer
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementDerived Data ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-length of stay (excluding leave days), total daysQH 040015 Version 2Current
Is calculated usingData ElementData ElementAdmission date-episodeQH 040008 Version 1Superseded
Is calculated usingData ElementData ElementSeparation dateQH 040117 Version 1Superseded
Is calculated usingData ElementDerived Data ElementNumber of acute (qualified)/unqualified days for newbornsQH 040375 Version 1Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementDerived Data ElementAccrued patient daysQH 040016 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptAdmitted patientQH 040380 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptContract leaveQH 040265 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptLeave (admitted patient)QH 040132 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes