Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The scope of this data set is emergency services provided in activity based funded hospitals which do not meet all of the following criteria:
The care provided to patients in emergency services/urgent care centres is, in most instances, recognised as being provided to non-admitted patients. Patients being treated in emergency services/urgent care centres may subsequently become admitted. All patients remain in-scope for this collection until they are recorded as having physically departed the emergency service/urgent care centre, regardless of whether they have been admitted. For this reason there is an overlap in the scope of this data set and the Admitted patient care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS).
The scope also includes services where patients did not wait to be attended by a health care professional and those dead on arrival. Patients with Department of Veterans' Affairs or compensable funding source are also included in the scope of the collection.
Excluded from the scope are:
Collection and usage attributes
National reporting arrangements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) for national collection, on a six monthly basis as required under national health reform arrangements.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
Six-monthly data collection commencing 1 July each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2016|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2017|
Scope links with other metadata sets
Episodes of care for admitted patients are reported through the Admitted patient care NMDS.
Mental health care provided in emergency services is in scope for the Activity based funding: Emergency service care National Best Endeavours Data Set.
Glossary terms that are relevant to in this data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Supersedes Activity based funding: Emergency service care DSS 2015-16
Has been superseded by Activity based funding: Emergency service care NBEDS 2017-18