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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040051 v3
Data Element
Data Element
Expected compensable status at the time of admission.

A compensable patient is a patient who may be entitled to the payment of, or who has been paid compensation for, damages or other benefits (including payment in settlement of a claim for compensation, damages or other benefits) in respect of injury, illness or disease for which he/she is receiving care and treatment.

A compensable patient is a person who:

* is entitled to claim damages under Motor Vehicle Compulsory Third Party insurance; or

* is entitled to claim damages under the Queensland Workers' Compensation Act or under a Workers' Compensation Act other than Queensland (e.g. if an employee of the Commonwealth or if employed interstate); or

* has or may have an entitlement to claim under public liability.

A Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) patient is not compensable in the strict interpretation of the word, but is a patient for whom another agency (the DVA) has accepted responsibility for the payment of any charges relating to his/her episode of care.

In the case of motor vehicle accidents occurring after 1 September 1994, these must be classified as either Motor Vehicle (Queensland) or Motor Vehicle (Other).

In the case of motor vehicle accidents occurring before 1 September 1994, these patients must be classified as Other Third Party.
Institutional health care
Compensable patient status (QHAPDC)
Compensable flag (HBCIS)
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


1Workers' Compensation Board (Qld)
2Workers' Compensation Board (Other)
3Third Party (other)
4Other compensable
6Motor Vehicle (Qld)
7Motor Vehicle (Other)
8None of the above
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
SupersedesData ElementData ElementCompensable status (QHAPDC)QH 040051 Version 2Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementCompensable status (QHAPDC)QH 040051 Version 4Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementChargeable/compensable class status changeQH 040255 Version 1Retired
Relates toData ElementData ElementExpected principal source of funds for the episodeQH 040624 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 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-199730-Jun-2002
Source and Reference Attributes