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Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705499
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 admitted patient care National best practice data set (AHAPC NBPDS) is to collect information on all episodes of care for admitted patients which include allied health service events in public hospitals.

The AHAPC NBPDS uses many of the data elements from the Admitted patient care National minimum data set but is considered a standalone NBPDS as it collects information on allied health service events during admitted patient episodes of care.

Included in this data set are 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.

Collection and usage attributes

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Allied health service event

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The AHAPC NBPDS guides the standardisation of allied health data.

Each admitted patient episode of care may include one or more allied health service events.

Allied health service events that occur after a formal separation from a hospital should be recorded as part of the applicable episode of care.

The main steps in the provision of allied health care are:

  1. Following the requirement for allied health care or services (generation of a referral) by an allied health service provider, a person receives an allied health service event.
  2. During the allied health service event the service provider may
    • determine the patient specific reason for allied health intervention (known as the indicator for intervention).
    • choose to perform and record one or more evaluation or appraisal activities (known as an assessment, objective test or measurable activity). This is recorded as the assessment type, assessment measure name and the subsequent assessment measure result. These activities may lead the service provider to determine a profession specific diagnosis or diagnoses (known as the clinical finding).
  3. The service provider may then perform an intervention - a task or treatment activity participated in by the person.
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Data can be collected by each jurisdiction through 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 AHAPC 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 non-admitted patient NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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

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

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

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 (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
8Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
9Episode of admitted patient care—admission time, hhmmMandatory1
10Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
11Episode of admitted patient care—separation time, hhmmMandatory1
12Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NMandatory1
13Episode of care—source of funding, patient funding source code NNMandatory1
14Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
15Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Optional99
16Allied health service event—service request received date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
17Allied health service event—service request received time, hhmmConditional1
18Allied health service event—service commencement date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
19Allied health service event—service commencement time, hhmmMandatory1
20Allied health service event—staff level, code NMandatory1
21Allied health service event—provider profession, code N[N]Mandatory1
22Allied health service event—allied health service delivery mode, code NMandatory1
23Allied health service event—admitted patient service delivery setting, code NMandatory1
24Allied health service event—attendance indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
25Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
26Allied health service event—interpreter service required indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
27Allied health service event—preferred language, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]Conditional1
28Allied health service event—indicator for allied health intervention, text X[X(59)]Optional99
29Allied health assessment clusterOptional99
30Allied health service event—clinical finding, text X[X(99)]Optional99
31Allied health service event—intervention, text X[X(99)]Optional99
32Allied health service event—individual patient attributable duration, total minutes N[NNN]Mandatory1
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