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Non-admitted patient DSS 2012-13

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term471846
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 02/05/2013
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of this data set specification (DSS)(Phase 1) is outpatient clinic service events involving non-admitted patients at public hospitals classified as either principal referral, and specialist women’s and children’s hospitals or large hospitals (Peer Group A or B) as reported in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australian Hospital Statistics publication of 2008-09.

The Non-admitted patient (NAP) DSS is intended to capture instances of service provision from the point of view of the patient.

For the purpose of this DSS, an outpatient clinic is a specialty unit or organisational arrangement under which a hospital provides outpatient clinic services. The nature of the service provided by the clinic is classified by ‘clinic type’. All outpatient clinic types are included in the DSS, except specialised mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment services which are included in separate NMDSs noted below.

The scope includes:

  • All arrangements made to deliver outpatient clinic service events (not covered by the NMDSs listed below) to non-admitted patients:
    • whose treatment has been funded through the hospital, regardless of the source from which the hospital derives these funds. In particular, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, compensable and other patients funded through the hospital (including Medicare ineligible patients) are included; and
    • regardless of setting or mode

Excluded from scope in Phase 1 are:

  • All services covered by NMDS for:
    • Admitted patient care,
    • Admitted patient mental health care,
    • Alcohol and other drug treatment services,
    • Community mental health care,
    • Non-admitted patient emergency department care, e.g. all outpatient clinic services provided to admitted patients are excluded;
  • All outpatient service events delivered by private specialist services under private practice arrangements; 
  • Service events funded by the hospital but delivered by another entity (including community health service, NGOs and private hospitals); 
  • Service events which deliver non-clinical care (activities such as home cleaning, meals on wheels, home maintenance);
  • Diagnostic imaging, pathology, pharmacy and other ancillary services whether they are associated with an outpatient clinic service event or provided independently of an outpatient clinic service event.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termNon-admitted patient service event
Collection methods:Help on this termAll characteristics are reported for each service event as at the time of the service event.
Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2012
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2013

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNAP NMDS (Phase 1) working group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Non-admitted patient DSS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

Has been superseded by Non-admitted patient DSS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—care type, subacute (derived) code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—group session indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—outpatient clinic type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—principal source of funding, code NNMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—service date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery mode, code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service event—service delivery setting, code NMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service request—service request received date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Non-admitted patient service request—service request source, code N.NMandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2011) NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNMandatory1
-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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