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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040608
Version
4
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element
Approval Status
Draft
26-Mar-2015  
Current
30-Jun-2015  
Superseded
29-Jan-2018  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
-
Effective From
01-Jul-2015
Effective To
30-Jun-2017
Definition
The ward of clinical specialisation, as represented by a code.
Context
-
Short Name
Standard ward code
Name in Other Contexts
-
Representational Attributes
Datatype
Character
Representation Class
Code
Format
A(3)X
Minimum Character Length
4
Maximum Character Length
4
Permissible Values
CodeDescription
CCU4Coronary Care Unit Level 4
CCU5Coronary Care Unit Level 5
CCU6Coronary Care Unit Level 6
CHEMChemotherapy
CIC4Children's Intensive Care Service Level 4
CIC5Children's Intensive Care Service Level 5
CIC6Children's Intensive Care Service Level 6
DIALRenal Dialysis
EDSSEmergency Department Short Stay Unit
EMEREmergency
HOMEHospital in the home
ICU4Intensive Care Unit Level 4
ICU5Intensive Care Unit Level 5
ICU6Intensive Care Unit Level 6
MATYMaternity
MENASpecialised Mental Health Acute Psychiatric
MENNSpecialised Mental Health Non-Acute Psychiatric
MIXCMixed Ward - Critical Care
MIXGMixed Ward - Non-Critical Care
NSV4Neonatal Service Level 4
NSV5Neonatal Service Level 5
NSV6Neonatal Service Level 6
OBSVObservation
PAEDPaediatric
SNAPSub and Non-Acute Patient
STKUStroke Unit
Supplementary Values
-
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
CCU4 Coronary Care Unit Level 4
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability
Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Cardiac services module, section 1 Cardiac (Coronary) Care Unit Services (Levels 4 to 6).

CCU5 Coronary Care Unit Level 5
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability
Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Cardiac services module, section 1 Cardiac (Coronary) Care Unit Services (Levels 4 to 6).

CCU6 Coronary Care Unit Level 6
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Cardiac services module, section 1 Cardiac (Coronary) Care Unit Services (Levels 4 to 6).

CHEM Chemotherapy
A discrete area assigned for chemotherapy treatment.

CIC4 Children's Intensive Care Service Level 4
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services - children's module.

CIC5 Children's Intensive Care Service Level 5
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services - children's module.

CIC6 Children's Intensive Care Service Level 6
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services - children's module.

DIAL Renal Dialysis
A discrete area assigned for renal dialysis treatment.

EDSS Emergency Department Short Stay Unit
As per clause C48 of the National Health Reform Agreement-National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS), as follows: 
a) Designated and designed for the short term treatment, observation, assessment and reassessment of patients initially triaged and assessed in the emergency department (ED); 
b) Have specific admission and discharge criteria and policies; 
c) Designed for short term stays no longer than 24 hours; 
d) Physically separated from the ED acute assessment area; 
e) Have a static number of beds with oxygen, suction, patient ablution facilities; and 
f) Not a temporary ED overflow area nor used to keep patients solely awaiting an inpatient bed nor awaiting treatment in the ED.

EMER Emergency
Emergency Department (excludes Observation Ward and Emergency Department Short Stay Unit) 

HOME Hospital in the home
Credentialed services funded and/or provided to admitted patients in their home environment.

ICU4 Intensive Care Unit Level 4
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services.

ICU5 Intensive Care Unit Level 5
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services.

ICU6 Intensive Care Unit Level 6
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Intensive care services.

MATY Maternity
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Maternity services.

MENA Specialised Mental Health Acute Psychiatric
A ward that has been assigned to a Specialised Mental Health Psychiatric Unit for the provision of acute psychiatric care.

MENN Specialised Mental Health Non-Acute Psychiatric
A ward that has been assigned to a Specialised Mental Health Psychiatric Unit for the provision of non-acute psychiatric care.

MIXC Mixed Ward - Critical Care
Hospitals that have wards with mixed critical care specialisation/s should use a standard ward code of MIXC. This will highlight that the ward has a Critical Service capability of a mixed nature. Example: ICU/CCU ward. 

MIXG Mixed Ward - Non-Critical Care
Hospitals that have wards with mixed specialisation/s of a non-critical care nature should use a standard ward code of MIXG. 
Examples: maternity/gynaecology ward, chemotherapy/surgical ward, medical/general acute. 

NSV4 Neonatal Service Level 4
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Neonatal services.

NSV5 Neonatal Service Level 5
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Neonatal services.

NSV6 Neonatal Service Level 6
As per Queensland Health Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) version 3.2, Neonatal services.

OBSV Observation
A designated observation ward within an Emergency Department as defined by the ED Clinical Networks.

PAED Paediatric
A ward that has been assigned for the treatment of children's services, not including children's intensive care services.

SNAP Sub and Non-Acute Patient
A ward that has been assigned to a designated SNAP Unit.

STKU Stroke Unit
A designated stroke unit which has been assessed and approved by the Stroke Clinical Network.
Verification Rules
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
Can be null.
Must be a valid standard ward code.
Collection Methods
Hospital Based Corporate Information System (HBCIS) only:
General Wards that do not have any specialisation use a 'NORM' standard ward code.

Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
'NORM' standard ward code is supplied as a null value.
Comment
The purpose of this data element is to inform patient safety initiatives and resource allocation.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Clinical ward specialty-standard ward code QH 040608 Version 5
Is mappable from Admission ward code QH 040169 Version 1
Supersedes Clinical ward specialty-standard ward code QH 040608 Version 3
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-201530-Jun-2017
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC) Private Facility Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2016-2017QH 020315 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201630-Jun-2017
Data Supply RequirementHHS Service AgreementQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC) Public Hospital Services Data Supply Requirement (DSR) 2016-2017QH 020314 Version 1Conditional01-Jul-201630-Jun-2017
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
Department of Health
Source Document
Clinical Services Capability Framework (CSCF) for Public and Licensed Private Health Facilities version 3.2; Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)