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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040245 v1
Data Element
Data Element Concept
Diagnoses or conditions that affect a person's care in terms of requiring:
- therapeutic treatment
- clinical evaluation
- diagnostic procedure
- extended length of hospital stay; or
- increased nursing care and/or monitoring.

Additional diagnoses include:
- co-morbid conditions, that is, co-existing conditions; and/or
- complications, that is, conditions that arose during the episode of care.
Additional diagnoses give information on factors which result in increased length of stay, more intensive treatment or the use of greater resources. They are required for casemix analyses relating to the severity of illness and for correct classification of patients into Australian National Diagnosis Related Groups.
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Record all additional diagnoses made during the episode of care.
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Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementAdditional diagnosesQH 040245 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementDiagnosis code typeQH 040099 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptPrincipal diagnosisQH 040244 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-2001
Source and Reference Attributes