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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040375 v1
Data Element
Derived Data Element
The number of acute (qualified) and unqualified newborn days occurring within a newborn episode of care.
Institutional health care
Number of acute (qualified)/unqualified days for newborns
Representational Attributes
Quantitative Value
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
The rules for calculating the number of acute (qualified) and unqualified newborn days are outlined below:
- the number of acute (qualified) and unqualified days are calculated from the date of admission, date of separation and any date(s) of change to qualification status.
- the date of admission is counted as a day against the initial qualification status.
- the day on which a change in qualification status occurs is counted against the new qualification status.
- if more than one change of qualification status occurs on a single day, the day is counted against the final qualification status for that day.
- the date of separation is not counted as either an acute (qualified) or unqualified day.
- normal rules which apply to calculation of patient days apply, e.g. same day, leave.
- the newborn's length of stay is equal to the sum of the acute (qualified) and unqualified 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Has been superseded byData ElementDerived Data ElementEpisode of admitted patient care (newborn)-total number of acute (qualified)/unqualified daysQH 040375 Version 2Current
Is calculated usingData ElementData ElementQualification statusQH 040376 Version 1Superseded
Is used in the calculation ofData ElementDerived Data ElementPatient daysQH 040015 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptAdmitted patientQH 040380 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 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-199830-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes