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Elective surgery waiting times (census data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012

470080 | Data Set Specification | National Health Information Management Group
The scope of this data set specification (DSS) is patients on waiting lists for elective surgery (as defined in the 'Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N' data element, also referred to by the short name 'Waiting list category') which are managed by public acute hospitals. This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals. Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in the Wa...
Retired: Health

Elective surgery waiting times (removals data) DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012

470097 | Data Set Specification | Department of Health and Ageing
The scope of this data set specification (DSS) is patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N) which are managed by public acute hospitals. This will include private patients treated in public hospitals, and may include public patients treated in private hospitals. Hospitals may also collect information for other care (as defined in Elective care waiting list episode—elective care type, code N), but this is...
Retired: Health

Health care client identification DSS

374201 | Data Set Specification
The data elements specified in this metadata set provide a framework for improving the positive identification of persons in health care organisations. This metadata set applies in respect of all potential or actual clients of the Australian health care system. It defines demographic and other identifying data elements suited to capture and use for person identification in health care settings. The objectives in collecting the data elements in this metadata set are to promote uniformly good prac...
Retired: Health

Health care provider identification DSS

374199 | Data Set Specification | Standards Australia Inc Health Informatics Committee (IT-014)
The scope of these data elements includes identification of individual and organisation health care providers. The data elements also allow for identification of an individual in a health care organisation. The definition of health care provider is: 'any person or organisation who is involved in or associated with the delivery of healthcare to a client, or caring for client wellbeing'. The data elements have been defined to enable a common, best practice approach to the way data are captured and...
Retired: Health

Health professional graduate trainee cluster

544932 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the volume of health professional graduate trainees within an establishment. For the purposes of this data element cluster, health professional graduate trainees include any person who has graduated from a course and gained a qualification to practice as a health professional in Australia, does not qualify as a new health professional graduate, and is commencing or undertaking postgraduate training in the health professional...
Retired: Health
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Hospital teaching and training activities DSS 2014-15

534706 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The purpose of the Hospital teaching and training activities DSS is to collect information about teaching and training activities, funded by the states and territories, that are associated with Australian public hospitals. It is intended that the DSS will capture those activities that are unique to hospital delivery and thus activities that set hospitals apart in terms of cost. The scope of the DSS is establishment level data on teaching and training activities which occur in activity based fund...
Retired: Health
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21

715320 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of Health
Note: this National best endeavours data set has the status of Retired in the Health Registration Authority. Please refer to the Indigenous-specific primary health care NBEDS December 2020. The Indigenous primary health care national best endeavours data set (IPHC NBEDS) is primarily designed to support the collection of aggregate information from Indigenous-specific primary health-care services. The IPHC NBEDS describes the aggregate data to be reported by those Indigenous-specific primary hea...
Retired: Health

New health professional graduate cluster

544868 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the volume of new health professional graduates within an establishment. For the purposes of this data element cluster, new health professional graduates include any person who has graduated from a course and gained a qualification to practice as a health professional in Australia. Dental, nursing, allied health and other diagnostic profession graduates who are in an existing new graduate training program and in their first ...
Retired: Health
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012

471595 | Data Set Specification | National Health Information Management Principal Committee
The scope of the Non-admitted patient emergency department care data set specification (NAPEDC DSS) is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in selected public hospitals that are classified as either Peer Group A or B in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Australian Hospital Statistics publication from the preceding financial year. (See also Scope links with other metadata sets in the Comments section below.) Patients who were dead on arrival are in sco...
Retired: Health

Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20

708556 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The scope of the Non-admitted patient emergency department care National Best Endeavours Data Set (NAPEDC NBEDS) is patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals where the emergency department meets the following criteria: Purposely designed and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas. Ability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies. Availability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours...
Retired: Health

Palliative care performance indicators DSS

295806 | Data Set Specification | Palliative Care Intergovernmental Forum
This data set specification specifies information for collection about all administrative health regions, and whether they have developed strategic plans which incorporate specified palliative care elements. It also specifies information for collection about all government-funded palliative care agencies (service provider organisations), their approach to some aspects of service delivery, and their efforts in specific areas of quality improvement. This information enables reporting of nationally...
Retired: Health

Perinatal DSS 2012-13

473035 | Data Set Specification
The scope of the Perinatal data set specification (DSS) is all births in Australia in hospitals, birth centres and the community. The data set includes information on all births, both live and stillborn, of at least 20 weeks gestation or 400 grams birth weight. These data have two dimensions, which are the baby and the mother. All data relevant to the birth are conveyed in relation to one of these.
Retired: Health

Professional entry health professional student cluster

544763 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the hours of clinical placement activity undertaken within an establishment by professional entry health professional students. For the purposes of this data element cluster, professional entry health professional students include any person commencing or undertaking a course in a higher education facility - including those offering Vocational Education Training (VET) - where the course is required for initial registration f...
Retired: Health
Superseded: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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