Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2011-12
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/01/2012|
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
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.
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
Non-admitted patient emergency department service episodes.
National reporting arrangements
For the reference year 2011-12, data provided to the National non-admitted patient emergency department care database (NNAPEDCD) will be in accordance with the Non-admitted patient emergency department care national minimum data set (NMDS) 2011-2012, for data collected from 1 July 2011 to 31 December 2011, and in accordance with the Non-admitted patient emergency department care data set specification (DSS) 1 January 2012-30 June 2012, for data collected from 1 January 2012 to 30 June 2012.
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:||01/07/2011|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2012|
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:||National Health Information Management Principal Committee|
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See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care DSS 1 January 2012-30 June 2012 Health, Retired 30/01/2012
Supersedes Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011
Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013