Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The scope of the Emergency service care national best endeavours data set (ESC NBEDS) 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 is, in most instances, recognised as being provided to non-admitted patients. Patients being treated in emergency services may subsequently become admitted. All patients remain in-scope for this collection until they are recorded as having physically departed the emergency service, regardless of whether they have been admitted. For this reason there is an overlap in the scope of this data set specification 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; those dead on arrival; mental health-care provided in emergency services and patients with a Department of Veterans' Affairs or compensable funding source. The scope excludes care provided to patients in General Practitioner (GP) co-located units. However, patient presentations that result in a referral to a GP co-located unit after registration, but before commencement of clinical care, are in scope.
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:||01/07/2021|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2022|
Scope links with other metadata sets
Episodes of care for admitted patients are reported through the APC NMDS.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this NBEDS include:
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
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See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2021–22