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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040381
Version
4
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element Concept
Approval Status
Draft
03-Sep-2018  
Current
16-Jul-2019  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
01-Jul-2018
Effective To
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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
Admitted patient care
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
Admission follows a clinical decision that a patient requires same-day, overnight or multi-day care or treatment. Admitted care and/or treatment can occur in hospital and/or in the patient's home.

Admission Guideline
The clinical decision to admit a patient to a facility may be dependent on many factors including, but not limited to:
- severity of the patient's illness 
- intensity of care required by the patient
- the patient is aged nine days or less 
- there is a legal requirement to admit the patient 
- the primary intent of the admission is to undergo an intended/planned procedure
- the primary intent of the admission is to receive same-day medical observation/care
- there are other exceptional circumstances.
Comment
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Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Relates to Admitted patient QH 040380 Version 2
Supersedes Admission QH 040381 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 101-Jul-201830-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; Queensland Health
Source Document
METeOR glossary item: Admission, Identifier 327206, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/327206
Queensland Hospital Hospital Admission Guidelines v2.0, see Appendix F of the Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection manual https://www.health.qld.gov.au/hsu/collections/qhapdc
Keywords

Admission