Admitted patient care NBEDS 2020-21
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Health, Superseded 05/02/2021
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The purpose of the Admitted patient care national best endeavours data set (APC NBEDS) is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.
The scope of the APC NBEDS 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.
The scope of hospitals for which data are available may vary across jurisdictions.
Hospital boarders and still births are not included as they are not admitted to hospital. Posthumous organ procurement episodes are also not included.