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Allied health non-admitted patient NBPDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705642
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 National best practice data set (AHNAP NBPDS) is to collect information on the provision of allied health service events to non-admitted patients in the public sector.

The AHNAP NBPDS uses many of the data elements from the Non-admitted patient National best endeavours data set (NAP NBEDS) but is considered a standalone NBPDS as it relates specifically to allied health services.

The scope includes the provision of allied health service events to non- admitted patients provided by:

  • public hospitals
  • Local Hospital Networks
  • other public hospital services that are managed by a state or territory health authority and are included in the General list of in-scope public hospital services, which have been developed under the National Health Reform Agreement (2011).

This also includes all in-scope services contracted by a public hospital, Local Hospital Network or jurisdiction regardless of the physical location of the contracting public hospital, Local Hospital Network or jurisdiction, or the location where the services are delivered.

The AHNAP NBPDS is intended to capture instances of allied health service provision from the point of view of the patient.

The scope of the AHNAP NBPDS includes all arrangements made to deliver non-admitted patient service events (not covered by the national minimum data sets listed below) to non-admitted patients:

  • irrespective of location (includes on-campus and off-campus)
  • whose treatment has been funded through the jurisdictional health authority, Local Hospital Network or hospital, regardless of the source from which the entity derives these funds. In particular, Department of Veterans' Affairs, compensable and other patients funded through the hospital (including Medicare ineligible patients) are included
  • regardless of setting or mode.

Excluded from the scope of the NBPDS are all services covered by:

  • the Allied health admitted patient care NBPDS i.e. all non-admitted allied health service events provided to admitted patients
  • the Allied health non-admitted patient emergency department care NBPDS i.e. all non-admitted allied health services provided to emergency department patients
  • the Community mental health care NMDS
  • service events which deliver non-clinical care, e.g. activities such as home cleaning, meals on wheels or home maintenance.

For the purpose of this NBPDS, a non-admitted service is a specialty unit or organisational arrangement under which a jurisdictional health authority, Local Hospital Network or public hospital provides non-admitted services.

Local Hospital Networks are defined as those entities recognised as such by the relevant state or territory health authority.

Collection and usage attributes

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Non-admitted patient service event as a proxy for an Allied health service event

Guide for use:Help on this term

The AHAPC NBPDS guides the standardisation of allied health data.

In the absence of a national definition of an episode of care for a non-admitted patient, this allied health data set specification is using the non-admitted patient service event statistical unit, where those non-admitted patient service events which are allied health services are in scope and have additional data elements to define health care.

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 AHNAP NBPDS guides 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 event

Allied health service provider

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 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

See also Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 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
8Non-admitted patient service request—service request received date, DDMMYYYYConditional1
9Allied health service event—service commencement date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
10Allied health service event—service commencement time, hhmmMandatory1
11Allied health service event—staff level, code NMandatory1
12Allied health service event—provider profession, code N[N]Mandatory1
13Allied health service event—allied health service delivery mode, code NMandatory1
14Allied health service event—non-admitted patient service provider setting, code N[N]Mandatory1
15Allied health service event—attendance indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
16Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
17Allied health service event—interpreter service required indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
18Allied health service event—preferred language, code (ASCL 2016) N[NNN]Conditional1
19Allied health service event—indicator for allied health intervention, text X[X(59)]Optional99
20Allied health assessment clusterOptional99
21Allied health service event—clinical finding, text X[X(99)]Mandatory1
22Allied health service event—intervention, text X[X(99)]Optional99
23Allied health service event—individual patient attributable duration, total minutes N[NNN]Mandatory1
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