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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040019 v1
Data Element
Data Element Concept
The period of admitted patient care between a formal or statistical admission and a formal or statistical separation, characterised by only one care type.

Separation may be the result of death, discharge, transfer to another facility, or statistical separation to a different care type.

An episode of care is a phase of treatment. There may be more than one episode of care within the one hospital stay.

An episode of care ends when the principal clinical intent (and thus care type) changes or when the patient is formally separated from the facility.
Institutional health care
Representational Attributes
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Collection and Usage Attributes
From 1 July 2012 in Queensland Health, the terminology was changed to align with the national standard.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData Element ConceptEpisode of admitted patient careQH 041604 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementCare typeQH 040013 Version 5Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-health insurance fund codeQH 041524 Version 3Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode typeQH 040013 Version 4Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode typeQH 040013 Version 3Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode typeQH 040013 Version 2Superseded
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 1Superseded15-Jan-199830-Jun-2012
Source and Reference Attributes