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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040380
Version
2
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Draft
12-Jun-2014  
Current
04-Aug-2014  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
01-Jul-2014
Effective To
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Definition
A patient who undergoes a hospital's admission process to receive treatment and/or care. This treatment and/or care is provided over a period of time and can occur in hospital and/or in the person's home (for hospital-in-the-home patients). The patient may be admitted if one or more of the following apply:
- the patient's condition requires clinical management and/or facilities 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 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.
Context
Admitted patient care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Comment
This definition includes all babies who are nine days old or less. However, all newborn days of stay are further divided into categories of qualified and unqualified for Australian Healthcare Agreements and health insurance benefit purposes. A newborn day is acute (qualified) when a newborn 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 Health Minister for the purpose of the provision of special care;
- remains in hospital without its mother;
- is admitted to the hospital without its mother.

Acute (qualified) newborn days are eligible for health insurance benefit purposes and should be counted under the Australian Healthcare Agreements. Days when the newborn does not meet these criteria are classified as unqualified (if they are nine days old or less) and should be recorded as such. Unqualified newborn days should not be counted under the Australian Healthcare Agreements and are not eligible for health insurance benefit purposes.

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.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Relates to Admission QH 040381 Version 3
Relates to Admission QH 040381 Version 4
Relates to Episode of admitted patient care QH 041604 Version 1
Supersedes 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 CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 101-Jul-201430-Jun-2019
Information AssetData CollectionMonthly Activity Collection (MAC)QH 020008 Version 201-Jul-2019
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 101-Jul-201430-Jun-2019
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 201-Jul-2019
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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