Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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Health, Standard 05/10/2022
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The Dementia National Best Practice Data Set (NBPDS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining and recording information on people with dementia and their carers across the health, aged care and social welfare sectors, including:
The Dementia NBPDS provides concise and unambiguous definitions for items related to dementia diagnosis, treatment and management. It aims to standardise the collection of dementia information in Australia across a range of data sets, including those used in clinical practice, clinical registries, epidemiological research and surveys.
Admitted patient care, emergency department and mortality data are not in scope for this data set specification, as they fall under other National Minimum Data Sets. While these are not specific to dementia, the coding and capture of dementia in those collections is well specified, documented and nationally (and internationally) agreed.
Collection and usage attributes
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The Dementia NBPDS encourages national consistency in the definition, collection and recording of information on people with dementia in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings across the health, aged care and social welfare sectors.
It contains clusters of items specific to clinical settings and self-reported settings, as well as general items encouraged for collection in all settings.
These definitions may prospectively influence existing and emerging collection arrangements. For example, a practice that currently reports on services provided to people with dementia may choose to adjust how components of a diagnosis are captured to align with this nationally consistent specification.
This data set is designed to be used by a range of health, aged care and disability service providers and establishments that create, use or maintain records on clients with dementia.
The data set can be applied to ongoing administrative collections or to survey collections, in both clinical and non-clinical settings.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this NBPDS include:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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