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Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2007-08

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term349836
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/02/2008
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

This metadata set is nationally mandated for collection and reporting.

The scope of this National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in selected public hospitals that are classified as either Peer Group A or B in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Australian Hospital Statistics publication from the preceding financial year.
The care provided to patients in emergency departments is, in most instances, recognised as being provided to 'non-admitted' patients. Patients being treated in emergency departments may subsequently become 'admitted'. The care provided to non-admitted patients who are treated in the emergency department prior to being admitted is included in this NMDS.

Care provided to patients who are being treated in an emergency department site as an admitted patient (e.g. in an observation unit, short-stay unit, 'emergency department ward' or awaiting a bed in an admitted patient ward of the hospital) are excluded from the emergency department care NMDS since the recording of the care provided to these patients is part of the scope of the Admitted patient care NMDS.

Collection and usage attributes

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Non-admitted patient emergency department service episodes.

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National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the NMDS data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis within 3 months of the end of a reporting period.

The Institute and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing will agree on a data quality and timeliness protocol. Once cleaned, a copy of the data and a record of the changes made will be forwarded by the Institute to the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. A copy of the cleaned data for each jurisdiction should also be returned to that jurisdiction on request.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years, ending 30 June each year. Extraction of data for a financial year should be based on the date of the end of the non-admitted emergency department service episode.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2007
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2008
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Scope links with other metadata sets

Episodes of care for admitted patients are reported through the Admitted patient care NMDS.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Information Management Principal Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2008-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmmMandatory1
-Episode of care—funding eligibility indicator (Department of Veterans' Affairs), code NMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Health service event—presentation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Health service event—presentation time, hhmmMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmmMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service commencement time, hhmmMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—service episode length, total minutes NNNNNMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—transport mode (arrival), code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage category, code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—triage time, hhmmMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—type of visit to emergency department, code NMandatory1
-Patient—compensable status, code NMandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNConditional1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
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