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Data Element Name:  Leave of Absence Days File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  45
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  January 1999
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number of days, associated with this sequence, which the patient was in leave of absence status.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled

  2. If this field was not applicable it must have contained zeros.

Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been less than the Length of Stay (Data Element 93).

Conversion Notes:

The above Codes and Values and Edit Applications conditions only apply if the data was reported in a UDS Version 4 submission. This information was calculated from the Non-Acute Care Dates for Leave of Absence Non-Acute Care Type (74) reported in UDS Version 5 submissions and the total was accumulated in Total Leave of Absence Days (Data Element 46).