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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040598 v1
Data Element
Data Element
The unique SNAP (Sub and Non-Acute Patient) episode number assigned to a SNAP episode within an episode of care.
The Australian National Sub and Non-Acute Patient (AN-SNAP) Classification System is being implemented in Queensland public hospitals to better inform service planning, purchasing, and clinical management. Currently sub and non-acute patient (SNAP) details are collected only for those patients in designated SNAP units.

The scope of this collection includes all admitted patient episodes where the patient's episode type is not acute, newborn, boarder, organ procurement or other care, and the ward (either at admission to the episode or through a ward transfer during the episode) is assigned to a designated SNAP unit.

A new item, standard ward code, is to be assigned a value of 'SNAP' for those wards which are assigned to a designated SNAP unit. Patients should have SNAP details reported for each sub and non-acute care type (SNAP episode) within an episode of care.
SNAP episode number
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Identification Number
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Each set of SNAP details will be assigned a unique SNAP episode number by HBCIS. This number will form part of each record's unique identifier when the SNAP details are forwarded to Data Services Unit.
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Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-SNAP episode numberQH 040598 Version 2Current
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementAdmission episode numberQH 040007 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-SNAP typeQH 040599 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementSNAP care typeQH 040599 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementSNAP episode end dateQH 040601 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 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-199930-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes