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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 041604
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Draft
04-Sep-2012  
Current
09-Jul-2013  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-2012
Effective To
-
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.
Context
Admitted patient care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
An episode of admitted patient care is a phase of treatment (reflected by the care type). There may be more than one episode of admitted patient care within one hospital stay. 

An episode of admitted patient care begins on the date the person meets the criteria to be admitted (formally or statistically) to a hospital for a particular care type.

An episode of admitted patient care ends when the principal clinical purpose (and thus care type) changes or when the patient is formally separated from the facility. 

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

The treatment and/or care provided to a patient during an episode of admitted care can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients).

Persons with a care type of Hospital boarder or Organ procurement-posthumous are excluded as they are not considered to be admitted patients.
Comment
Prior to implementation of this data element concept in Queensland the definition had applied to the now superseded data element Episode of care QHLTH 040019. 

A new Episode of care data element concept has been implemented with a more general definition for use outside of the formal/statistical admission definition which only applies to episode of admitted patient care. 

With the introduction of the new concepts, Queensland is fully aligned with Australian Institute of Health and Welfare definitions for Episode of admitted patient care and Episode of care.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Supersedes Episode of care (admitted patient) QH 040019 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-201230-Jun-2019
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 201-Jul-2019
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source Document
METeOR object class: Episode of admitted patient care, identifier 268956, Health, Standard 01/03/2005