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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040131 v2
Data Element
Data Element
Date on which an admitted patient commences a hospital stay.
Admitted patient care
Admission date-hospital stay
Admission date-formal
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QHAPDC):
Must not be blank
Must be a valid date
Must not be in the future (i.e. past current date)
Must not be before date of birth of the mother
For hospital births, must not be after the separation date.
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QHAPDC):
Record the full date of admission, using leading zeroes where necessary.

For planned homebirths where the baby is not admitted to a hospital, the date that the practitioner commenced birthing is to be provided.

If admitted, record the date of admission for the birth to the facility where the birth takes place, or in the case of a baby born before arrival, the date the mother presents to the hospital post birth.
Note the difference between this item and item 040008 'Episode of admitted patient care-admission date', which relates to statistical admissions (episodes of care within a hospital stay).

Some information systems restrict date storage to CCYYMMDD format e.g. Oracle systems.

This data element is used in systems/data collections that record by hospital stay, rather than by episodes of admitted patient care.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementAdmission date-formalQH 040131 Version 1Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-admission dateQH 040008 Version 2Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-admission date (QPDC DSR)QH 042543 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptAdmissionQH 040381 Version 3Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptAdmitted patient hospital stayQH 041732 Version 1Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 2ConditionalCurrent01-Jul-2019
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-201430-Jun-2019
Source and Reference Attributes