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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2022–23

742184 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The scope of the Non-admitted patient emergency department care national minimum data set (NAPEDC NMDS) 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 a day des...
Standard: Health

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2022–23

742182 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The purpose of the Hospital teaching, training and research activities national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) is to define information about teaching, training and research activities, funded by the states and territories, that are associated with Australian public hospital services. The scope of the NBEDS is establishment and Local Hospital Network level data on teaching, training and research activities which occur in public hospital services. For the purposes of this NBEDS, the term 'teach...
Standard: Health

Public hospital service research activities cluster

731543 | Data Set Specification | Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
The Public hospital service research activities cluster describes information relating to the research infrastructure, capability and activity within a public hospital service. Research refers to the activities undertaken in a public health service where the primary objective is the advancement of knowledge that ultimately aims to improve consumer and patient health outcomes and/or health system performance. The activity must be undertaken in a structured and ethical way, be formally approved by...
Standard: Health

Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN]

722678 | Data Element | National Mental Health Information Strategy Committee
The sum of the number of days or part days of stay that the person received care as an admitted patient or resident within a designated psychiatric unit, minus the sum of leave days occurring during the stay within the designated unit.
Standard: Health, Tasmanian Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Rate of community follow up within first seven days of discharge from a psychiatric admission, 2016 QS

600112 | Quality Statement
States and territories vary in their capacity to accurately track post-discharge follow up between hospital and community service organisations, due to the lack of unique patient identifiers or data matching systems. For public sector community mental health services, Victorian data is unavailable (for 2011-12 and 2012-13) due to service level collection gaps resulting from protected industrial action during this period. Industrial action during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 collection periods in Tas...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2018 QS

681599 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting time in days, 2018 QS

681619 | Quality Statement
The National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) contains records for patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as either an elective or emergency case) which are managed by public acute hospitals. For 2015–16, coverage of the NESWTDC was about 94% of elective surgery in Australian public hospitals (excluding data for the Australian Capital Territory). For 2016–17, the preliminary estimate of the proportion of public elective surgery that was also reported ...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2018 QS

681629 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2018 QS

681631 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2018 QS

681633 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). The methodology for estimating the incidence of acute coronary events is based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of hospital and mortality data, and has been validated using linked data from Western Australia and New South Wales. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of cod...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2018 QS

681605 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The indicator as presented is a proxy measure based on available data items in the NHMD. The indicator is not a count of patient days used by those eligible (as assessed and approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)) and waiting for residential aged care. The indicator as presented is the numbe...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2018 QS

681611 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The indicator is an underestimate of all possible unplanned/unexpected readmissions because: – it could only be calculated for public hospitals and for readmissions to the same hospital – episodes of non-admitted patient care provided in outpatient clinics or emergency departments which may have b...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2018 QS

681615 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2016–17, the coverage of the NNAPEDCD is complete for public hospitals with emergency departments that meet the criteria specified...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion seen on time, 2018 QS

681617 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2016–17, the coverage of the NNAPEDCD is considered complete for public hospitals with emergency departments that meet the criter...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2018 QS

681621 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2016–17, the coverage of the NNAPEDCD is considered complete for public hospitals with emergency departments that meet the criteri...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2018 QS

681623 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Separations are reported by the jurisdiction of usual residence of the patient, not the jurisdiction of hospitalisation. The specification for this performance indicator was revised for the 2015 reporting period. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recalculated this indicator for...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 13-Waiting times for public dentistry, 2018 QS

681595 | Quality Statement
Data are being reported for 2016–17 from data collated under an agreement to report against the Public Dental Waiting Times (PDWT) National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). Data are not comparable across jurisdictions due to differences in the way in which services are arranged and different arrangements that determine which people requiring treatment are placed on a public dental waiting list, including how jurisdictions prioritise certain disadvantaged population groups. Therefore the calculation of...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Patient satisfaction/experience, 2017 QS

630526 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Selected potentially avoidable GP-type presentations to emergency departments, 2017 QS

630444 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2015–16, Australian Capital Territory emergency department care information was not available at the time of publication. For 20...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 14-People deferring access to selected healthcare due to financial barriers, 2017 QS

630429 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 12-Waiting times for GPs, 2017 QS

630424 | Quality Statement
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2017 QS

630419 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This indicator estimates the incidence of acute coronary events from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) and the National Mortality Database (NMD). The methodology for estimating the incidence of acute coronary events is based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of hospital and mortality data, and has been validated using linked data from Western Australia and New South Wales. The accuracy of the estimates is reliant on the accuracy and consistency of cod...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 27-Number of hospital patient days used by those eligible and waiting for residential aged care, 2017 QS

630517 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The indicator as presented is a proxy measure based on available data items in the NHMD. The indicator is not a count of patient days used by those eligible (as assessed and approved by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)) and waiting for residential aged care. The indicator as presented is the numbe...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 23-Unplanned hospital readmission rates, 2017 QS

630507 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. The indicator is an underestimate of all possible unplanned/unexpected readmissions because: – it could only be calculated for public hospitals and for readmissions to the same hospital – episodes of non-admitted patient care provided in outpatient clinics or emergency departments which may have b...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21b-Waiting times for emergency hospital care: proportion of patients whose length of emergency department stay is less than or equal to four hours, 2017 QS

630454 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2015–16, the coverage of the NNAPEDCD is complete for public hospitals with emergency departments that meet the criteria specified...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21a-Waiting times for emergency department care: proportion seen on time, 2017 QS

630451 | Quality Statement
The scope of the data used to produce this indicator is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public hospitals reporting to the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD). It does not include emergency presentations to hospitals that have emergency departments that are not reported to the NNAPEDCD. For 2015–16, the coverage of the NNAPEDCD is considered complete for public hospitals with emergency departments that meet the criter...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20a-Waiting times for elective surgery: waiting time in days, 2017 QS

630447 | Quality Statement
The National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) contains records for patients removed from waiting lists for elective surgery (as either an elective or emergency case) which are managed by public acute hospitals. For 2014–15, coverage of the NESWTDC was about 92% of elective surgery in Australian public hospitals. For 2015–16, the preliminary estimate of the proportion of public elective surgery that was also reported to the NESWTDC is 92% (excluding data for the Australi...
Standard: Health

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Selected potentially preventable hospitalisations, 2017 QS

630441 | Quality Statement
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a comprehensive data set that has records for all separations of admitted patients from essentially all public and private hospitals in Australia. Separations are reported by the jurisdiction of usual residence of the patient, not the jurisdiction of hospitalisation. The specification for this performance indicator was revised for the 2015 reporting period. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) recalculated this indicator for...
Standard: Health

Mental health seclusion and restraint NBEDS 2015-

558137 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The scope of the Mental health seclusion and restraint National Best Endeavours Data Set (SECREST NBEDS) is all specialised mental health public hospital acute service units. Short stay mental health units are in scope, e.g. Psychiatric Emergency Care Centres. Wards or units other than specialised mental health services, such as emergency departments, are out of scope. Specialised mental health acute forensic hospital services are in scope, regardless of which department manages the service, for...
Standard: Health

Acute coronary syndrome (clinical) NBPDS 2013-

523140 | Data Set Specification
The Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if ACS data are to be collected. This data set enables individual hospitals or health service areas to develop collection methods and policies appropriate for their service. The scope for the ACS NBPDS is to collect data on the period between when a person with ACS symptoms was first referred to a hospital or directly presented at a hospital, and when a per...
Standard: Health

Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) NBPDS

599629 | Data Set Specification | Cancer Australia
The purpose of the Adolescent and young adult cancer (clinical) National best practice data set (AYANBPDS) is to define data standards for the national collection of data for adolescents and young adults (commonly defined as a person between 15 and 29 years of age) with cancer so that data collected is consistent and reliable. It provides definitions and detailed instructions for coding cancer clinical information for adolescent and young adults with cancer and contains generic data elements for...
Standard: Health

Cancer (clinical) NBPDS

597861 | Data Set Specification | Cancer Australia
The purpose of the Cancer (clinical) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is to define data standards for the national collection of clinical cancer data so that data collected is consistent and reliable. Collection of this data set is not mandated but it is recommended as best practice if clinical cancer data are to be collected. It will facilitate more consistent data collection while enabling individual treatment centres or health service areas to develop data extraction and collection pro...
Standard: Health

Lung cancer (clinical) NBPDS

599613 | Data Set Specification | Cancer Australia
The purpose of the Lung cancer (clinical) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is to define data standards for the national collection of lung cancer clinical data so that data collected is consistent and reliable. Collection of this data set is not mandated but it is recommended as best practice if clinical cancer data are to be collected. It will facilitate more consistent data collection while enabling individual treatment centres or health service areas to develop data extraction and coll...
Standard: Health

Prostate cancer (clinical) NBPDS

481386 | Data Set Specification | Cancer Australia
The purpose of the Prostate cancer (clinical) National best practice data set (PCNBPDS) is to define data standards for the national collection of prostate cancer clinical data so that data collected is consistent and reliable. Collection of this data set is not mandated but it is recommended as best practice where clinical cancer data are collected. It will facilitate more consistent data collection while enabling individual treatment centres or health service areas to develop data extraction a...
Standard: Health

Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care, average number of beds N[N(7).N]

616014 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The number of beds available to provide overnight accommodation for patients (other than neonatal cots (non-special-care) and beds occupied by hospital-in-the-home patients), averaged over the counting period.
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Proportion of patients discharged from emergency department short stay units

545872 | Indicator | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Length of stay in emergency department short stay units less than or equal to 24 hours

545661 | Indicator | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Standard: Health

Emergency department short stay unit

525112 | Glossary Item | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
As per clause C48 of the National Health Reform Agreement - National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS), the Standing Council on Health, the Commonwealth and states and territories have agreed to implement the following definition of an emergency department (ED) short stay unit, or equivalent, with the following characteristics: (a) designated and designed for the short term treatment, observation, assessment and reassessment of patients initially triaged and ...
Standard: Health

Performance Indicators for the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services

489441 | Indicator Set | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The objective of the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS) is to drive major improvements in public hospital service delivery and better health outcomes for Australians. The Agreement will facilitate improved access to public hospital services, including elective surgery and emergency department (ED) services, and subacute care. The objectives and outcomes of the Agreement will be achieved by: (a) a higher proportion of elective surgery patients bein...
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 2)

489708 | Indicator
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (Part 1)

489650 | Indicator
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Emergency Access Target

489630 | Indicator | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Unplanned re-attendances to the emergency department within 48 hours of previous attendances

489424 | Indicator | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: Admission to hospital from emergency departments

517314 | Indicator | National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee (NHISSC) - Emergency Data Development Working Group
Standard: Health

National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services: National Elective Surgery Target (NEST) - Calculating overdue patients with the longest waits

481100 | Glossary Item
Calculating the 'tail' (the 10% of overdue patients who have waited the longest) The 'tail' is the list of patients who meet the criteria at National Health Reform Agreement—National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services (NPA IPHS), Clause A26(c). As per the NPA IPHS, the baseline for calculating the 'tail' will be 10% of overdue patients who have waited the longest as at 31 December prior to the reporting year. The 'tail' is 10% plus ties, meaning all patients due on that ...
Standard: Health

Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (support services)

295456 | Data Element Concept
Expenditures by specialised mental health services that cannot be directly related to programs operated by a particular organisation or service unit (that is, can only be indirectly related to a particular organisation or service unit). It refers to the cost of administration and other support services provided at the region-level. Such services include regional administration, information systems, personnel, finance and accounting functions. These services are usually provided from a central p...
Standard: Health

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