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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040246
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Current
15-Jan-1998  
Retired
30-Jun-1999  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
01-Jul-1984
Effective To
30-Jun-1999
Definition
The most significant procedure that was performed for treatment of the principal diagnosis.

A procedure is:
- surgical in nature
- carries a procedural risk
- carries an anaesthetic risk
- requires specialised training, or
- requires special facilities or equipment only available in an acute care setting.
Context
Gives an indication of the extent to which specialised resources, for example, human resources, theatres and equipment, are used.  It also provides an estimate of the numbers of major surgical operations performed and the extent to which particular procedures are used to resolve medical problems.  It is required for classification of acute patients into Australian National Diagnosis Related Groups.
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Comment
Record and code all procedures undertaken during the episode of care.  

When no procedure was performed for treatment of the principal diagnosis, use the following hierarchy:
- procedure performed for treatment of additional diagnoses; 
- diagnostic / exploratory procedure related to the principal diagnosis; 
- diagnostic / exploratory procedure related to the additional diagnoses for the episode of care.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Procedure QH 040617 Version 1
Relates to Additional procedures QH 040247 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-1999
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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