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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040018
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
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Superseded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-Jun-2014
Definition
A same-day patient is a person who is admitted and separates on the same date. This patient:
- has been registered as a patient at the hospital;
- meets the minimum criteria for admission;
- has undergone a formal admission process;
- is separated prior to midnight on the day of admission.

Boarders are excluded from this definition.

Note:  Same day patients may be either intended to be discharged on the same day, or intended overnight stay patients who were discharged, died or were transferred on their first day in hospital.
Context
Institutional health care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Comment
Same day patients may either be intended to be discharged on the same day, or intended overnight stay patients who were discharged, died, or were transferred on their day in the hospital. 

Treatment provided to an intended same day patient, who is subsequently classified as an overnight stay patient, should be regarded as part of the overnight episode of care.

A non-admitted service (an emergency or outpatient service) provided to a patient, who is subsequently classified as an admitted patient, shall be regarded as part of the admitted episode of care.  That is, any occasion of service should be reported and identified as part of the admitted patient episode of care.

Data on same day patients are derived by a review of admission and separation dates. The data excludes patients who were to be discharged on the same day but were subsequently required to stay in hospital for one night or more.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Same-day patient QH 040018 Version 2
Relates to Overnight-stay patient QH 040257 Version 1
Implementation in Metadata Sets

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 115-Jan-199830-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 101-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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