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Definition

The number of hospital-in-the-home days occurring within an episode of care for an admitted patient.

Components

Data Element (this item)

Representation

This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Total days {N[NN]} ".
Data Type Number
Format {N[NN]}
Maximum character length 3

Comments

Guide for use:

The rules for calculating the number of hospital-in-the-home days are outlined below:

  • The number of hospital-in-the-home days is calculated with reference to the date of admission, date of separation, leave days and any date(s) of change between hospital and home accommodation;
  • The date of admission is counted if the patient was at home at the end of the day;
  • The date of change between hospital and home accommodation is counted if the patient was at home at the end of the day;
  • The date of separation is not counted, even if the patient was at home at the end of the day;
  • The normal rules for calculation of patient days apply, for example in relation to leave and same day patients.

Origin:
National Health Data Committee

Comments:
Number of days of hospital-in-the-home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

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