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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040016 v1
Data Element
Derived Data Element
The number of days or part days of stay accrued during the reference period. Days are accrued by admitted patients who underwent separation during the reference period or were remaining in the hospital at the end of the reference period. Same day patients are counted as having a stay of one day. Within the reference period, periods of leave are excluded where the patient was absent at midnight. The day of admission is included in the count if it occurred within the reference period. The day of separation is excluded.
Reporting of activity data from health facilities
Accrued patient days
Representational Attributes
Quantitative Value
Permissible Values


Non-negative integer
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Periods of contract leave are not excluded from the calculation of accrued patient days.
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Has been superseded byData ElementDerived Data ElementAdmitted patient-length of stay (excluding leave days), total days at point during episode of careQH 040016 Version 2Current
Is calculated usingData ElementData ElementAdmission date-episodeQH 040008 Version 1Superseded
Is calculated usingData ElementData ElementSeparation dateQH 040117 Version 1Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementDerived Data ElementPatient daysQH 040015 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 CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 1Superseded01-Jan-199330-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes