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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040019
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Current
15-Jan-1998  
Superseded
08-Jul-2013  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
15-Jan-1998
Effective To
30-Jun-2012
Definition
The period of admitted patient care between a formal or statistical admission and a formal or statistical separation, characterised by only one care type.  

Separation may be the result of death, discharge, transfer to another facility, or statistical separation to a different care type.

An episode of care is a phase of treatment.  There may be more than one episode of care within the one hospital stay.   

An episode of care ends when the principal clinical intent (and thus care type) changes or when the patient is formally separated from the facility.
Context
Institutional health care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Comment
From 1 July 2012 in Queensland Health, the terminology was changed to align with the national standard.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care QH 041604 Version 1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 115-Jan-199830-Jun-2012
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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