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Separation date

Data Item category

Health Services - postpartum care

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

METeOR: The date on which an admitted patient completes an episode of care, expressed as DDMMYYYY. Synonymous names: Service exit date, Exit date, End date, Support period end date, Date of expiry, Date of exit, Order end date, Detention end date. S/T Perinatal Data Collections: NSW: Discharge is the separation of mother from the hospital of birth either directly or on an early discharge program. VIC: Is when the mother leaves the hospital premises to go home. QLD: Enter the day month and the year that the mother was discharged. SA: The woman's final discharge date from birth hospital or hospital to which transferred for care. TAS: The mother was discharged from the hospital where the delivery, or immediate postnatal care took place. Other S/T: No definition supplied.

Additional information

WA PDC collects this via linkage to Hospital Morbidity Data System. Women with no inpatient event for the birth will not have this data item available in the WA PDC.


Related items

Postnatal length of stay

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