Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The purpose of this National Minimum Data Set is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.
The scope is episodes of care for admitted patients in all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia's off-shore territories may also be included. Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included.
Hospital boarders and still births are not included as they are not admitted to hospital. Posthumous organ procurement episodes are also not included.