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Activity based funding: Admitted sub-acute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2013-2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term496358
Registration status:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 11/10/2012
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

This DSS aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining and collecting information about care provided to sub-acute and non-acute admitted public and private patients in activity based funded public hospitals.

Sub-acute care in this DSS is identified as admitted episodes in rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management care and psychogeriatric care whereas maintenance care is identified as non-acute care.

The scope of the DSS is:

  • Same day and overnight sub-acute and non-acute care episodes in designated sub-acute and non-acute care units, programs or hospitals.
  • Admitted public patients provided on a contracted basis by private hospitals in designated sub-acute and non-acute care units, programs or hospitals.
  • Admitted patients in rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric and maintenance care designated programs treated in the hospital-in-the-home.

Excluded from the scope are:

  • Sub-acute and non-acute episodes in non-designated units, programs or hospitals.
  • Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and Australia's external territories.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termEpisodes of care for admitted patients
Collection methods:Help on this term

Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority.

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) for national collection, on a quarterly basis as required under national health reform arrangements.

For designated palliative care type episodes, data elements for each change in phase of care will be required to be reported.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Quarterly data collection commencing 1 July each year.
Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2013
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2014
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The Activity based funding: Admitted sub-acute and non-acute data set specification includes the collection and reporting of additional metadata which forms part of the broader Admitted patient care NMDS.

Data collected using this DSS can be related to national data collections:

Admitted patient care NMDS

Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Admitted patient mental health NMDS

Glossary items

Some previous 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.

Activity based funding

Functional Independence Measure

Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+

Palliative care phase

Resource Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this term

Eagar K. et al (1997). The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP): Report of the National Sub-acute and Non-acute Casemix Classification Study. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong. Viewed 26 October 2012, http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/documents/doc/uow082315.pdf

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Admitted sub-acute and non-acute care activity based funding DSS 2012-2013 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 11/10/2012

Has been superseded by Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

See also Hospital service—care type, code N[N] Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Admitted patient care NMDS 2013-14Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient class, (AN-SNAP v 1) code NNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient class, (AN-SNAP v 2) code NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient class, (AN-SNAP v 3) code NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment only indicator, yes/no/unknown code NConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment score, code NNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment tool used, code N.NConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code NConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—primary impairment type, code (AROC 2012) NN.NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—type of maintenance care provided, code N[N]Conditional1
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