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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040381
Version
3
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Draft
12-Jun-2014  
Current
04-Aug-2014  
Superseded
15-Jul-2019  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-2014
Effective To
30-Jun-2018
Definition
Admission is the process whereby the hospital accepts responsibility for the patient's care and/or treatment. Admission follows a clinical decision based upon specified criteria that a patient requires same-day or overnight care or treatment. 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/or accommodation of a patient.

Statistical admission:
The administrative process by which a hospital records the commencement of a new episode of care, with a new care type, for a patient within one hospital stay.
Context
Institutional health care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
Treatment and/or care provided to a patient following admission occurs over a period of time and can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients).  
 
Admission Criteria
In general, a patient can be admitted if one or more of the following apply: 
- The patient's condition requires clinical management and/or facilities are not available in their usual residential environment. 
- The patient requires observation in order to be assessed or diagnosed. 
- The patient requires at least daily assessment of their medication needs. 
- The patient requires a procedure(s) that cannot be performed in a stand-alone facility, such as a doctor's room, without specialised support facilities and/or expertise being available (e.g. cardiac catheterisation). 
- There is a legal requirement for admission (e.g. under child protection legislation). 
- The patient is aged nine days or less.
Comment
-
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Admission QH 040381 Version 4
Relates to Admitted patient QH 040380 Version 2
Supersedes Admission QH 040381 Version 2
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-201430-Jun-2018
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source Document
METeOR glossary item: Admission, Identifier 327206, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327206
Keywords

Admission