Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2008-09

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:362305
Registration status:Health, Superseded 04/02/2009
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

The scope of this minimum data set is restricted to admitted patients receiving care in psychiatric hospitals or in designated psychiatric units in acute hospitals. The scope does not currently include patients who may be receiving treatment for psychiatric conditions in acute hospitals who are not in psychiatric units.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

Episodes of care for admitted patients

Collection methods:

Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative and clinical record systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).

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 are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2008
Implementation end date:30/06/2009

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 NMDS

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
  • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Currently the metadata search in METeOR does not cover glossary items however these items are available through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.


Residential mental health care service

Same-day patients


Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:National Health Information Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Episode of admitted patient care (mental health care)—referral destination, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v5.1) ANNAMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v5.1) NNMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—referral source, public psychiatric hospital code NNMandatory1
-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 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Episode of care—mental health legal status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN]Mandatory1
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 6th 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—accommodation type (prior to admission), code NMandatory1
-Person—accommodation type (usual), code N[N]Mandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2007) NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNConditional1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—labour force status, acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admission code NMandatory1
-Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code NMandatory1
-Person—marital status, code NConditional1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1