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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 040006
Version
1
Metadata Item Type
Data Element
Data Element Type
Data Element
Approval Status
Current
15-Jan-1998  
Superseded
15-Sep-2015  
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
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Effective From
01-Jan-1982
Effective To
30-Jun-2014
Definition
Code which uniquely identifies a facility.
Context
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Short Name
Facility identifier
Name in Other Contexts
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Representational Attributes
Datatype
Numeric character
Representation Class
Identification Number
Format
N(5)
Minimum Character Length
5
Maximum Character Length
5
Permissible Values
The corporate standard facility code list is maintained by the Data Services Unit. The Client Services Unit, Health Information Centre should be contacted to obtain the most recent list of facilities.  This list is also available on QHiN from the HIC Infobank area.
Supplementary Values
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Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
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Verification Rules
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Collection Methods
QHAPDC
Transmit as a fixed length 5 character field, right justified and left padded with zeroes. 
The following supplementary codes are used in QHAPDC:
880 = Australian Capital Territory
810 = New South Wales
870 = Northern Territory
890 = Overseas
840 = South Australia
860 = Tasmania
820 = Victoria
850 = Western Australia 

QPDC
The following supplementary codes are used by the perinatal collection:
994=Royal Womens' Hospital birthing centre
995= Mackay birthing centre
996=Bundaberg birthing centre
998=Planned home births
999=emergency / unknown

For perinatal statistics, note that birth centres have separate facility numbers to the hospitals to which they are attached.  Babies born before arrival (BBAs) are allocated the facility number of the hospital where the perinatal data form is completed.  Use this item in conjunction with QHDD 0079 "Non-hospital births" to exclude BBAs.

QCR
The following supplementary codes are used by the Cancer Registry:
0 = non-hospital deaths notified from the Registrar General
Comment
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Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Has been superseded by Facility-facility code QH 040006 Version 2
Implementation in Metadata Sets

Otherrelational

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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Set TypeNameAscendingIdentifier & VersionObligationEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionCorporate Reference Data System (CRDS) - Facility Data SetQH 020271 Version 1Mandatory01-Jul-200130-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionElective Surgery Data Collection (ESDC)QH 020110 Version 1Mandatory01-Jun-199630-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionEmergency Data Collection (EDC)QH 020159 Version 1Mandatory01-Jan-200330-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Cancer Registry (QCR) Data CollectionQH 020002 Version 1Mandatory01-Jan-198230-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1Mandatory01-Jul-198430-Jun-2014
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)QH 020003 Version 1Mandatory01-Jul-199230-Jun-2014
Data Quality Declaration
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Source and Reference Attributes
Source Organisation
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Source Document
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