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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040381
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Current
01-Jul-1996  
Superseded
30-Jun-2000  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
01-Jul-1996
Effective To
30-Jun-2000
Definition
An admission is the process by which an admitted patient commences an episode of care. An admission may be formal or statistical.

Formal admission: The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of treatment and/or care and accommodation of a patient.

Statistical admission from leave: The administrative process by which an admission occurred following leave of absence exceeding seven consecutive days for an admitted patient. 

Statistical admission on type change: The administrative process by which a hospital records the start of each episode of care occurring within a single hospital stay as one of the types of care defined in data element Type of episode of care.

See definition of admitted patient for the minimum criteria which must be met before a patient can be admitted to hospital.
Context
Institutional health care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Comment
PATIENTS IN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY AND OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS
Patients attending these locations in a recognised hospital who come for a procedure that is classified as a day benefit procedure (in other words, they meet the criteria for admission) should be formally admitted.  

TIME AT HOSPITAL
The length of time a patient spends in areas such as Outpatients or Accident and Emergency, is no indication of the need to admit the patient.  Admission is allowed only on the basis that the medical practitioner wants the patient admitted and the patient meets one of the criteria listed in the policy.  The concept of 'four hours' does not apply.  The patient should be admitted at the time indicated by the medical practitioner, not at the time the patient arrived in Outpatients or Accident and Emergency.


SEE SECTION 4 AND APPENDIX 'F' OF THE QLD HOSPITAL ADMITTED PATIENT DATA COLLECTION MANUAL (also on QHiN) FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Admission QH 040381 Version 2
Relates to Admitted patient QH 040380 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-199630-Jun-2000
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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Keywords

Admission