Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The purpose of this DSS 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.
Collection and usage attributes
|Statistical unit:||Episodes of care for admitted patients|
Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative and clinical record systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (e.g. monthly).
National reporting arrangements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) for national collation, on a quarterly basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Quarterly ending 30 September, 31 December, 31 March and 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2013|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2014|
Scope links with other NMDS
Episodes of care for admitted patients in public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centres, hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia off-shore territories:
Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:
Episodes of care for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery:
Episodes of care for admitted patients where care type is palliative care:
Scope links with other DSS
Episodes of care for admitted sub-acute and non-acute patients where care type is rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care and maintenance care:
Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Admitted acute care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013