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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

Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS

705499 | Data Set Specification | Allied Health Professions Australia
The scope of the Allied health admitted patient care National best practice data set (AHAPC NBPDS) is to collect information on all episodes of care for admitted patients which include allied health service events in public hospitals. The AHAPC NBPDS uses many of the data elements from the Admitted patient care National minimum data set but is considered a standalone NBPDS as it collects information on allied health service events during admitted patient episodes of care. Included in this data s...
Standard: Health

Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS

705494 | Data Set Specification | Allied Health Professions Australia
The scope of the Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department national best practice data set (AHNAPED NBPDS) is to collect information on emergency department stays which include allied health service events 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 availa...
Standard: Health

Allied health non-admitted patient NBPDS

705642 | Data Set Specification | Allied Health Professions Australia
The scope of the Allied health non-admitted patient National best practice data set (AHNAP NBPDS) is to collect information on the provision of allied health service events to non-admitted patients in the public sector. The AHNAP NBPDS uses many of the data elements from the Non-admitted patient National best endeavours data set (NAP NBEDS) but is considered a standalone NBPDS as it relates specifically to allied health services. The scope includes the provision of allied health service events t...
Standard: Health

Allied health non-individual patient attributable and clinical support activity NBPDS

705789 | Data Set Specification | Allied Health Professions Australia
The scope of the Allied Health Non-Individual Patient Attributable (NIPA) and Clinical Support Activity (CSA) National Best Practice Data Set (AHNIPA&CSA NBPDS) is to collect daily allied health activity data that is not able to be attributed to a single patient or is an activity that is not related to the delivery of clinical care. Included in this data set is the allied health service provider’s activity that is non-individual patient attributable or not related to the delivery of clinical...
Standard: Health

Breast cancer (cancer registries) NBPDS

491771 | Data Set Specification | National Breast and Ovarian Cancer centre (NBOCC), Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (AACR), Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
This breast cancer data set is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if breast cancer data are to be collected. The data set would allow common, consistent and high quality breast cancer data to be collected by State and Territory cancer registries and collated nationally. This data will help inform research, policy, planning and guideline development work in the breast cancer area. Breast cancer may be used as a forerunner for other cancers in terms of establishing com...
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

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS

697668 | Data Set Specification
The collection of cardiovascular data (CV-Data) in this data set is voluntary. The definitions used in CV-Data are designed to underpin the data collected by health professionals in their day-to-day practice. They relate to the realities of a clinical consultation and the ongoing nature of care and relationships that are formed between doctors and patients in clinical practice. The data elements specified in this data set provide a framework for: promoting the delivery of high quality cardiova...
Standard: Health

Cardiovascular disease (clinical) NBPDS

470731 | Data Set Specification
The collection of cardiovascular data (CV-Data) in this data set is voluntary. The definitions used in CV-Data are designed to underpin the data collected by health professionals in their day-to-day practice. They relate to the realities of a clinical consultation and the ongoing nature of care and relationships that are formed between doctors and patients in clinical practice. The data elements specified in this data set provide a framework for: promoting the delivery of high quality cardiova...
Superseded: Health

Computer Assisted Telephone Interview demographic module NBPDS

374218 | Data Set Specification | National Public Health Information Working Group.
Key demographic set for use in Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) health surveys. It is intended to be used by anyone conducting population health surveys using the CATI mode, such as State/Territory government health agencies. This data set is to standardise demographic collection in all CATI surveys of health topics, such as CATI asthma and CATI diabetes surveys. The standardisation of the collection of health survey data is a major focus of the National Public Health Partnership ...
Standard: Health

Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS

304865 | Data Set Specification | National Diabetes Data Working Group
The use of this standard is voluntary. However, if data is to be collected the Diabetes (clinical) National Best Practice Data Set (NBPDS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining, monitoring and recording information on patients diagnosed with diabetes. The Diabetes (clinical) NBPDS relates to the clinical status of, the provision of services for, and the quality of care delivered to individuals with diabetes, across all health care settings including: General Practitioners...
Standard: Health

Gynaecological cancer (clinical) NBPDS

599620 | Data Set Specification | Cancer Australia
The purpose of the Gynaecological cancer (clinical) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is to define data standards for the national collection of gynaecological cancer data so that data collected is consistent and reliable. The data set is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if gynaecological cancer data is to be collected. It enables individual treatment centres or health service areas to develop collection methods and policies appropriate for their service. The...
Standard: Health

High priority hospital complications (patient clinical deterioration) NBPDS 2015-

586966 | Data Set Specification | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The High priority hospital complications (patient clinical deterioration) National best practice data set (NBPDS) 2015- covers 3 types of events where unplanned urgent care is provided to admitted hospital patients. The 3 types of events involve: unplanned returns to the operating theatre unplanned admissions to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) hospital rapid response team (RRT) calls. This NBPDS is designed for use at the local hospital level to assist in hospitals' monitoring of the safety ...
Standard: Health

Injury surveillance NBPDS 2013-

516747 | Data Set Specification | National Health Information Group
The scope of this minimum data set is patient level data from selected emergency departments of hospitals and other settings.
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

Maternity model of care NBPDS

559937 | Data Set Specification | National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
The Maternity model of care (MoC) National best practice data set (NBPDS) is not mandated for collection. This data set enables maternity care providers to classify models of care using the Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS). The scope of the data set is all models of maternity care available to pregnant and birthing women. The MaCCS, utilising the NBPDS provides a standardised nomenclature and descriptive data for maternity models of care. National collation of these data enables mean...
Standard: Health

Maternity model of care NBPDS 2020–21: Maternity Care Classification System, 2021; Quality Statement

747928 | Quality Statement | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Maternity Care Classification System (MaCCS) is a data collection on the maternity models of care available to women in Australia. The scope of the MaCCS includes antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. The data elements within the MaCCS describe the characteristics of a maternity model of care around 3 domains: the women a model is designed for; the carers working within the model; and aspects of how care is provided. Data about a model of care is collected at the maternity service...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Medical indemnity NBPDS 2014-

531844 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Medical indemnity National best practice data set (NBPDS) updates the description of the data items and standardised data outputs for medical indemnity claims for the Medical Indemnity National Collection (MINC). The MINC contains information on medical indemnity claims against health providers. These are claims for compensation for harm or other loss allegedly due to the delivery of health care. This health care may occur in settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, general practition...
Standard: Health

Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set

529511 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Person and provider identification in healthcare National Best Practice Data Set (NBPDS) provides a framework for the accurate identification of individuals (clients and providers of healthcare) and healthcare organisations. It covers identifiers used in the Australian healthcare system, including but not limited to, national healthcare identifiers. The data set helps identify the following three groups: clients of the healthcare system (including potential clients and carers for clients) ...
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

Surveillance of healthcare associated infection: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia NBPDS

391133 | Data Set Specification | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)
The purpose of this National best practice data set (NBPDS) is to support a comprehensive surveillance program of healthcare associated infections (HAI). HAIs are those infections that are not present or incubating at the time of admission to a healthcare program or facility, develop within a healthcare organisation or are produced by micro-organisms acquired during admission. This NBPDS is intended to support Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) surveillance in Australian hospitals. It is de...
Standard: Health

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