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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040376
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element
Approval Status
Current
12-Nov-1998  
Superseded
03-Aug-2014  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-1998
Effective To
30-Jun-2014
Definition
Qualification status indicates whether the newborn day of stay is either acute (qualified) or unqualified (for all or part of a newborn episode of care).
Context
Institutional health care: To provide accurate information on care to babies to enable analysis to exclude normal babies.
Short Name
Qualification status
Name in Other Contexts
-
Representational Attributes
Datatype
Alphabetic
Representation Class
Code
Format
A
Minimum Character Length
1
Maximum Character Length
1
Permissible Values
CodeDescription
AAcute
UUnqualified
Supplementary Values
-
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
All babies 9 days old or less should be admitted as a newborn episode of care.  On admission the newborn will have a qualification status of either acute (qualified) or unqualified depending on meeting certain criteria.  A newborn is qualified if it meets at least one of the following criteria:
- is the second or subsequent live born infant of a multiple birth, whose mother is currently an admitted patient;
- is admitted to an intensive care facility in a hospital, being a facility approved by the Commonwealth Minister for the purpose of the provision of special care;
- is admitted to, or remains in hospital without its mother.

A newborn is unqualified if it does not meet any of the above criteria.
Verification Rules
-
Collection Methods
If the qualification status of the newborn changes after admission then the change in qualification status is recorded as an activity.

Record the qualification status on admission.
Comment
-
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)-qualification status QH 040376 Version 2
Is used in conjunction with Episode type QH 040013 Version 3
Is used in the calculation of Number of acute (qualified)/unqualified days for newborns QH 040375 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 1Conditional01-Jul-199830-Jun-2014
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source Document