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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040015
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Derived Data Element
Approval Status
Current
15-Jan-1998  
Superseded
03-Aug-2014  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
01-Jul-1984
Effective To
30-Jul-2014
Definition
The total number of days or part days of stay for all patients who were admitted for an episode of care and who underwent separation during the reference period. 

Same day patients are counted as having a stay of one day. Periods of leave are excluded where the patient was absent at midnight.  If a patient is on contract leave to another hospital the day(s) on contract are counted as patient days for the calculation of length of stay.  The day of admission is included in the count but not the day of separation.
Context
Institutional health care
Short Name
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Name in Other Contexts
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Representational Attributes
Datatype
Integer
Representation Class
Quantitative Value
Format
[N(4)]N
Minimum Character Length
1
Maximum Character Length
5
Permissible Values
Non-negative integer
Supplementary Values
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Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Verification Rules
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Collection Methods
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Comment
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Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care-length of stay (excluding leave days), total days QH 040015 Version 2
Is calculated using Admission date-episode QH 040008 Version 1
Is calculated using Separation date QH 040117 Version 1
Is related but not equivalent to Accrued patient days QH 040016 Version 1
Relates to Contract leave QH 040265 Version 1
Relates to Leave (admitted patient) QH 040132 Version 1
Implementation in Metadata Sets

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 101-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Data Quality Declaration
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Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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