A Hospital Stay is an ACTIVITY GROUP.
A Hospital Stay is the time a PATIENT using a Hospital Bed stays on one Hospital Site during a Hospital Provider Spell.
In some circumstances a PATIENT may take Home Leave, or Mental Health Leave of Absence for 28 days or less, or have a current period of Mental Health Absence Without Leave of 28 days or less, which does not interrupt the Hospital Stay.
If there is any time spent as a LODGED PATIENT before transfer to WARD this is included in the Hospital Stay.
This supporting information is also known by these names: