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Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705494
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The scope of the Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department national best practice data set (AHNAPED NBPDS) is to collect information on emergency department stays which include allied health service events in public hospitals where the emergency department meets the following criteria:

  • purposely designed and equipped area with designated assessment, treatment and resuscitation areas
  • ability to provide resuscitation, stabilisation and initial management of all emergencies
  • availability of medical staff in the hospital 24 hours a day
  • designated emergency department nursing staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a designated emergency department nursing unit manager.

The AHNAPED NBPDS uses many of the data elements from the Non-admitted patient emergency department care National Minimum Data Set (NAPEDC NMDS), but is considered a standalone NBPDS as it collects information on allied health service events which occur during an emergency department stay.

All allied health services delivered in emergency departments are in scope for this data set.

The scope includes physical presentations to emergency departments and other advice provided by telephone, videoconferencing or telehealth as this would be considered to be part of the suite of interventions which form part of allied health service provision in this area.

The care provided to patients in emergency departments is, in most instances, recognised as being provided to non-admitted patients. Patients being treated in emergency departments may subsequently become admitted (including admission in the emergency department, admission to another hospital ward, including a short stay unit, or admission to hospital-in-the-home). All allied health service events for patients remain in-scope for this collection until they are recorded as having physically departed the emergency department, regardless of whether they have been admitted.

Patients who leave the emergency department after being registered to receive care but have received an allied health service remain in scope for this collection.

Excluded from the scope of the NMDS is care provided to patients in General Practitioner co-located units. Patients who are dead on arrival are considered to be out of scope for this NBPDS.

Collection and usage attributes

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Allied health service event

Guide for use:Help on this term

The AHNAPED NBPDS guides the standardisation of allied health data.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Data can be collected by each jurisdiction though patient administration and other allied health clinical and activity reporting systems where applicable.

Jurisdictions are responsible for the collation of data at regular intervals to inform service provision.

It is anticipated that the AHNAPED NBPDS will guide the standardisation of allied health data with the future intention of developing a national minimum data set or inclusion within other national minimum data sets.

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The following glossary items are used within this data set:

Allied health

Allied health service provider

Allied health service event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Allied Health Professions Australia

Relational attributes

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See also Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Allied health non-admitted patient NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Allied health non-individual patient attributable and clinical support activity NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

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
1Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
2Person—sex, code XMandatory1
3Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
5Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)Mandatory1
6Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNNMandatory1
7Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
8Emergency department stay—presentation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
9Emergency department stay—presentation time, hhmmMandatory1
10Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
11Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end time, hhmmMandatory1
12Emergency department stay—physical departure date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
13Emergency department stay—physical departure time, hhmmMandatory1
14Non-admitted patient emergency department service episode—episode end status, code NMandatory1
15Episode of care—Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
16Patient—compensable status, code NMandatory1
18Emergency department stay—emergency department ICD-10-AM (11th edn) principal diagnosis short list code ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
19Emergency department stay—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Optional99
20Allied health service event—non-admitted patient emergency department care service request issued date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
21Allied health service event—non-admitted patient emergency department care service request issued time, hhmmMandatory1
22Allied health service event—service request received date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
23Allied health service event—service request received time, hhmmConditional1
24Allied health service event—service commencement date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
25Allied health service event—service commencement time, hhmmMandatory1
26Allied health service event—staff level, code NMandatory1
27Allied health service event—provider profession, code N[N]Mandatory1
28Allied health service event—interpreter service required indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
29Allied health service event—preferred language, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]Conditional1
30Allied health service event—indicator for allied health intervention, text X[X(59)]Optional99
31Allied health assessment clusterOptional99
32Allied health service event—clinical finding, text X[X(99)]Optional99
33Allied health service event—intervention, text X[X(99)]Optional99
34Allied health service event—individual patient attributable duration, total minutes N[NNN]Mandatory1
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