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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040627 v5
Data Element
Data Element
The date on which a procedure is performed during an admitted patient episode of care.
Health services
Date of procedure
Representational Attributes
Numeric Character
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Applies to procedure codes in the block ranges : 1-59, 67-559, 561-737, 739-1059, 1062-1062, 1064-1089, 1091-1580, 1602-1759, 1828-1828, 1886-1886, 1890-1891, 1898-1899, 1906-1907, 1909-1912, 1920-1922.
If a procedure falls within the mandatory block range, enter the date the procedure was performed. This information should be provided by the patient's attending clinician and be recorded in the patient's medical record.

Where a procedure is performed multiple times on different dates, and the coding standards direct that the procedure is to be coded once only (e.g. pharmacotherapy or electroconvulsive therapy), the date allocated is the date when the procedure was first performed.
This data element provides valuable information on the timing of the procedure in relation to the episode of care, and in particular allows accurate information on pre and post-operative lengths of stay. It also allows a measurement of time between procedures; this is of particular interest given initiatives to encourage day of admission surgery and day only procedures.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-date of procedureQH 040627 Version 4Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-date of procedureQH 040627 Version 6Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-clinical code type (ICD-10-AM/ACHI)QH 040099 Version 4Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementEpisode of admitted patient care-date of procedure (QHAPDC DSR)QH 040671 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData Element ConceptProcedure (ACHI)QH 040617 Version 2Superseded
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-201630-Jun-2017
Source and Reference Attributes