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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040608 v2
Data Element
Data Element
Denotes specialisation of a discrete area, as represented by a code.
To inform patient safety initiatives and resource allocation.
Standard ward code
Standard ward code
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


CCU1Coronary Care Unit Level 1 only
CCU2Coronary Care Unit Level 2 only
CCU3Coronary Care Unit Level 3 only
CHEMChemotherapy only
DIALRenal Dialysis only
EMEREmergency only
HDUTHigh Dependency Unit only
HINHHospital in the nursing home only
HOMEHospital in the home only
ICU1Intensive Care Unit Level 1 only
ICU2Intensive Care Unit Level 2 only
ICU3Intensive Care Unit Level 3 only
MATYMaternity only
MENAMental Health Designated Acute Psychiatric only
MENNMental Health Designated Non-Acute Psychiatric only
MIXCMixed Critical Care Services
MIXGMixed General
NICUNeonatal Intensive Care Unit only
OBSVObservation ward only
PAEDPaediatric ward only
PICUPaediatric Intensive Care Unit only
SCN2Special Care Nursery Level 2 only
SNAPSub and Non-Acute Patient only
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
MIXC - Mixed wards - Critical Care Service Types
Hospitals that have wards with mixed 'Critical Care Service' specialisation/s should use a standard ward code of 'MIXC'. An example of these would be a ICU/CCU word and/or ICU/HDU wards. This will highlight to DSU that the ward has a Critical Service capability of a mixed nature.

MIXG - Mixed Wards - Non-Critical Care Service Types
Hospitals that have wards with mixed specialisation/s of a 'Non-critical Care' nature should use a standard ward code of 'MIXG'. An example of these could be a maternity / gynae ward, chemotherapy / surgical ward, medical / general acute.
For HBCIS users only: General Wards that do not have any specialisation should simply use a 'NORM' standard ward code. This data is not extracted to DSU.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementStandard ward codeQH 040608 Version 1Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementClinical ward specialty-standard ward codeQH 040608 Version 3Superseded
Is mappable fromData ElementData ElementAdmission ward codeQH 040169 Version 1Current
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-200730-Jun-2012
Source and Reference Attributes