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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040257 v1
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A patient who is admitted to, and separated from, the hospital on different dates (ie, is not a same-day patient).

This type of patient:
- has been registered as a patient at the hospital;
- meets the minimum criteria for admission;
- has undergone a formal admission process;
- remains in the hospital at midnight on the day of admission.

Boarders are excluded from this definition.

An overnight stay patient in one hospital cannot be concurrently an admitted patient in another hospital, unless they are on contract leave. If not on contract leave, a patient must be discharged from one hospital and admitted to the other hospital on each occasion of transfer.

Treatment provided to an intended same day patient who is subsequently classified as an overnight stay patient shall be regarded as part of the overnight episode of care.

A non-admitted service (ie, an emergency or outpatient service) provided to a patient who is subsequently classified as an admitted patient shall be regarded as part of the admitted episode of care. That is, any occasion of service should be reported and identified as part of the admitted patient episode of care.

The definition of an overnight stay patient excludes patients who, on the first day of their stay in hospital:
- leave of their own accord;
- die; or
- are transferred,
as such patients should be classified as same day patients.
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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData Element ConceptOvernight-stay patientQH 040257 Version 2Current
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptSame-day patientQH 040018 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-2014
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