Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 18/12/2019|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The purpose of the Admitted patient care National Minimum Data Set (APC NMDS) is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.
The scope of the APC NMDS 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
Episodes of care for admitted patients
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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for national collation, on a quarterly basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Quarterly or annually (financial year) ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2019|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2020|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
|Related metadata references:|
See also Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 17/01/2020
Supersedes Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Has been superseded by Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021
See also Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Admitted patient care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019
Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 18/12/2019