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Admitted acute care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term478403
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 31/10/2012
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

The purpose of this DSS is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.

The scope is episodes of care for admitted patients in all public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities and alcohol and drug treatment centres in Australia. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia's off-shore territories may also be included. Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included.

Hospital boarders and still births are not included as they are not admitted to hospital. Posthumous organ procurement episodes are also not included.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termEpisodes of care for admitted patients
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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 (e.g. monthly).

National reporting arrangements 

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) for national collation, on a quarterly basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated 

Quarterly ending 30 September, 31 December, 31 March and 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2012
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2013
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Scope links with other NMDS

Episodes of care for admitted patients in public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centres, hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia off-shore territories:

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

Episodes of care for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery:

Episodes of care for admitted patients where care type is palliative care:

Scope links with other DSS

Episodes of care for admitted subacute and non-acute patients where care type is rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care and maintenance care:

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.

Admission

Diagnosis

Episode of acute care

Hospital boarder

Hospital-in-the-home care

Live birth

Neonate

Newborn qualification status

Organ procurement - posthumous

Same-day patient

Separation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Activity based funding: Admitted acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 01/03/2013

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-Admitted patient care NMDS 2012-13Mandatory1
-Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2012-13Conditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—duration of continuous ventilatory support, total hours NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay in intensive care unit, total hours NNNNConditional1
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