Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:273046
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/12/2005
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

The scope of this data set is admitted patients receiving palliative care in all public and private acute hospitals, and free standing day hospital facilities. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.

Palliative care patients are identified by the data element Hospital service—care type, code N[N].N.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

Episodes of care for admitted patients.

Collection methods:

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data collected and collated nationally

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2005
Implementation end date:30/06/2006

Number of days of hospital in the home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

Scope links with other NMDSs

Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS, version 2.
  • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS, version 2.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Information Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

Supersedes Admitted patient palliative care, NMDS, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (118.3 KB)

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—number of days of hospital-in-the-home care, total {N[NN]}Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
-Episode of care—expected principal source of funding, hospital code NNMandatory1
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Hospital service—care type, code N[N].NMandatory1
-Patient—previous specialised treatment, code NMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2004) NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1