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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’
  • the diagnosis (either principal or additional) was ‘person awaiting admission to residential aged care service’
  • the separation mode was ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’; ‘discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence’; ‘statistical discharge - type change’; ‘died’; ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk’; ‘statistical discharge from leave’; or ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital’, and
  • 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 or 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 a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence’; ‘statistical discharge - type change’; ‘died’; ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own …

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Disaggregation

2012–13—Nationally, by 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2012–13—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

For numerator:

Principal or 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 a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence’; ‘statistical discharge - type change’; ‘died’; ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘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’
  • the diagnosis (either principal or additional) was ‘person awaiting admission to residential aged care service’
  • the separation mode was ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other acute hospital’; ‘discharge/transfer to a residential aged care service, unless this is the usual place of residence’; ‘statistical discharge - type change’; ‘died’; ‘discharge/transfer to other health care accommodation (includes mothercraft hospitals)’; ‘left against medical advice/discharge at own risk’; ‘statistical discharge from leave’; or ‘discharge/transfer to (an)other psychiatric hospital’, and
  • the separation was overnight only
Denominators
Total patient days (including overnight and same-day separations)
Disaggregation

2012–13—Nationally, by 2011 Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2012–13—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure)
  • 2011 SEIFA IRSD quintiles

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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