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Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2016-17

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term611617
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/11/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining and collecting information about care provided to subacute and non-acute admitted public and private patients in activity based funded public hospitals.

Subacute care in this NBEDS 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 NBEDS is:

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

Excluded from the scope are:

  • Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and Australia's external territories.

Collection and usage attributes

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Episodes of care for admitted patients

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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 six monthly 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.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2016
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2017
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Scope links with other National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs)

The Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care National Best Endeavours Data Set includes the collection and reporting of additional metadata which forms part of the broader Admitted patient care NMDS.

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

Admitted patient care NMDS

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are included here.

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

Reference documents:Help on this term

Green J, Gordon R, Kobel C, Blanchard M and Eagar K. 2015. AN-SNAP V4 User Manual. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Sydney. Viewed 15 June 2015,

Relational attributes

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See also Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

Supersedes Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

Has been superseded by Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Recorded 04/08/2016

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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 2016-17Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment only indicator, yes/no/unknown/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code NConditional11
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care end date, DDMMYYYYConditional11
-Episode of admitted patient care—palliative phase of care start date, DDMMYYYYConditional11
-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
-Person—level of cognitive ability, Standardised Mini-Mental State Examination item score code NConditional12
-Person—level of functional independence, Functional Independence Measure score code NConditional18
-Person—level of functional independence, Resource Utilisation Groups– Activities of Daily Living total score code N[N]Conditional11
-Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code NConditional12
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