Emergency service care NBEDS 2023–24
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Data Set Specification
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|Data Set Specification (DSS)
The scope of the Emergency service care national best endeavours data set (ESC NBEDS) is care provided to patients in emergency services located 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
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Interaction with the Emergency service care aggregate national best endeavours data set (ESCA NBEDS)
The ESC NBEDS and the ESCA NBEDS work together to collect data on emergency services activity in the public hospital system. The principle should be applied that no service event is to be double-counted or included in both the ESC NBEDS and the ESCA NBEDS. Therefore activity that is reported through the ESC NBEDS should not be reported through the ESCA NBEDS.
It is intended that activity should be reported primarily at the patient level through the ESC NBEDS, and where activity is not able to be reported at a patient level through the ESC NBEDS, this activity should be reported through the ESCA NBEDS. If the following data elements in the ESC NBEDS cannot be reported as a minimum for a specific service event, then the service event should be reported through the ESCA NBEDS:
Interaction with the Individual Healthcare Identifier national best endeavours data set (IHI NBEDS)
The ESC NBEDS and IHI NBEDS work together to enable the reporting of IHI data for emergency service episodes of care.
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority Pricing Authority (IHACPA) for national reporting on a quarterly basis. Quarterly reporting periods follow a financial year, commencing on 1 July and ending 30 June of the following year.
Extraction of data should be based on the date of the end of the emergency service stay. For example, a presentation that commences at 11pm on 31 December and ends at 2am 1 January is in scope for reporting in the third quarter.
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Glossary terms that are relevant to this NBEDS include:
Source and reference attributes
Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority
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See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2023–24
Health, Superseded 06/12/2023