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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040044 v2
Data Element
Data Element
Date on which an admitted patient completes a hospital stay.
Institutional health care: used in systems/data collections that record by hospital stay, rather than by episodes of admitted patient care.
Separation date (QPDC)
Date of formal separation; Date discharged - mother & Date discharged - baby (QPDC)
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
Must be a valid date if not blank.
Blank if separation type = 4 (remaining in).
Must be a valid date if discharge status is 1, 2 or 3.
Can be null if not admitted.
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC):
This item is collected separately for both the mother and the baby.
Note the difference between this item and item 040117 'Episode of admitted patient care-separation date', which includes statistical separations (episodes of care within a hospital stay).
Some Queensland Health information systems restrict date storage to CCYYMMDD format e.g. Oracle systems.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementDate of formal separationQH 040044 Version 1Superseded
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-separation dateQH 040117 Version 3Current
Is used in conjunction withData ElementData ElementDischarge status of mother/babyQH 040043 Version 2Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementAdmitted patient hospital stay-separation date (QPDC DSR)QH 042525 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptAdmitted patient hospital stayQH 041732 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptSeparationQH 040017 Version 2Current
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