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Definition

Number of hospital bed days used by patients whose acute (or sub-acute) episode of admitted patient care has finished and who have been assessed by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) and approved for residential aged care

Indicator Summary

Numerator

Number of patient days used by patients who are waiting for residential aged care, where:

— the care type was 'maintenance', and

— the diagnosis (either principal or additional) was ‘person awaiting admission to residential aged care service’ and

— the separation mode was ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’, ‘discharge, transfer to residential aged care, unless this is usual place of residence’, ‘statistical discharge—type change’, ‘died’, ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (including mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk;’ 'statistical discharge from leave’; or ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital’

— the separation was overnight only

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Denominator
Total patient days (including overnight and same-day separations)
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Computation

For numerator:

Principal and additional diagnosis: Z75.11, ‘Person awaiting admission to residential aged care’

Care type: ‘Maintenance’

Separation mode: ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’, ‘discharge, transfer to residential aged care, unless this is usual place of residence’, ‘statistical discharge—type change’, ‘died’, ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (including mothercraft hospitals)’ or ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk; statistical discharge …

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Disaggregation

2007–08 and 2008–09—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 and 2008–09—state and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

For numerator:

Principal and additional diagnosis: Z75.11, ‘Person awaiting admission to residential aged care’

Care type: ‘Maintenance’

Separation mode: ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’, ‘discharge, transfer to residential aged care, unless this is usual place of residence’, ‘statistical discharge—type change’, ‘died’, ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (including mothercraft hospitals)’ or ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk; statistical discharge from leave; discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital’.

Excludes same-day separations.

Presented as a number and per 1,000 patient days.

Numerators

Number of patient days used by patients who are waiting for residential aged care, where:

— the care type was 'maintenance', and

— the diagnosis (either principal or additional) was ‘person awaiting admission to residential aged care service’ and

— the separation mode was ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’, ‘discharge, transfer to residential aged care, unless this is usual place of residence’, ‘statistical discharge—type change’, ‘died’, ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (including mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk;’ 'statistical discharge from leave’; or ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital’

— the separation was overnight only

Denominators
Total patient days (including overnight and same-day separations)
Disaggregation

2007–08 and 2008–09—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 and 2008–09—state and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Disaggregations are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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