Variables within the AHS data set
The following table details the data items analysed for this review.
Table 2: Variables included in AHS data set.
Month of separation
Year of separation
State of hospital
Care type. Separations for which the care type was reported as Newborn with no qualified days, and records for Hospital boarders and Posthumous organ procurement have been excluded.
Psychiatric care days
Same day flag
Age of patient in years
Bed days - Total bed days excluding leave days. For same day separations bed days = 1.
Bed days - Total bed days without excluding leave days. For same day separations bed days = 1.
Admitted patient election status
Hospital insurance status
Mode of admission
Funding source for hospital patient
Urgency of admission