Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The purpose of the Admitted patient care national minimum data set (APC NMDS) is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.
The scope of the APC NMDS 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
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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2016|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2017|
Note that the Admitted patient care (APC) NMDS, the Admitted patient mental health care (APMHC) NMDS and the Admitted patient palliative care (APPC) NMDS have been amalgamated into the Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17. As a result, a number of data elements have been assigned a ‘Conditional’ status, indicating that the data element is not supplied in all circumstances.
The table below shows the origin of the data elements and the conditional information obligation in the APC NMDS 2016-17.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
See also Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17
See also Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2016-17
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence National Best Endeavours Data Set 2016-17
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