Length of stay for those who left inpatient care
Length of stay and total length of stay were only calculated on episodes where planned discharge destination indicated a community setting (Independent Living, Supported Housing, Family home with support, Residential Care, Residential School, no transfer currently planned or Other).
Patient count information
In care at the end of reporting month: means a patient was still in hospital at the end of a particular reporting period.
In care since previous month: means that by the end of the current month, a patient has been in continuous care since at least the end of the previous month.
Admitted in month: means that a patient has new hospital episode(s) in the reporting period. Note that one person could have one or more new hospital episodes if discharged from a previous hospital stay. This may also include direct transfers from another hospital.
Discharged/transferred in month: means that a patient has been discharged/transferred from the current hospital. As above, a patient could potentially have one or more discharges recorded if they experienced several short hospital stays during the period. This may also include transfers to another hospital.
Admitted and discharged/transferred in month: This represents a patient being admitted to and discharged/transferred from the same hospital within the reporting period. The patient could still be in the end of period counts if a new episode of care was started with a different hospital or ward.
Commissioner count information
Made a submission: This is when a commissioner updates their data on the CAP (Clinical Audit Platform) system or presses the ‘submission confirmation’ button to confirm no change.
Did not make a submission: This is when a commissioner did not update their data or press the ‘submission confirmation’ button.
Have no patients in scope: This is when a commissioner has not had any patients in scope during that month. Since commissioners can delete patients from the system, this number can fluctuate.