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Allied health non-individual patient attributable and clinical support activity NBPDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term705789
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-Individual Patient Attributable (NIPA) and Clinical Support Activity (CSA) National Best Practice Data Set (AHNIPA&CSA NBPDS) is to collect daily allied health activity data that is not able to be attributed to a single patient or is an activity that is not related to the delivery of clinical care.

Included in this data set is the allied health service provider’s activity that is non-individual patient attributable or not related to the delivery of clinical care. This includes:

Non-individual patient attributable activity

Clinical support activity:

Clinical services management

Teaching and training


Any activities which may be attributed to an individual patient are excluded from this data set. For example, delivery of a small group programme where it is deemed that time can be allocated to individual patients.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity

Allied health clinical support activity

Guide for use:Help on this term

The AHNIPA &CS NBPDS helps guide the standardisation of allied health data.

This data set defines the amount of time spent per day by each allied health service provider on NIPA and CSA.

The following glossary items are used within this data set:

Allied health service provider

Non-Individual Patient Attributable (NIPA) Activities

Clinical Support Activities (CSA):

Clinical Services Management (CSM)

Teaching and Training (TT)

Research (R)


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 AHNIPA&CSA 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.

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-admitted patient emergency department NBPDS Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Allied health clinical support activity—activity date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
2Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—activity date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
3Allied health clinical support activity—provider identifier, X[X(29)]Mandatory1
4Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—provider identifier, X[X(29)]Mandatory1
5Allied health clinical support activity—provider profession, code N[N]Mandatory1
6Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—provider profession, code N[N]Mandatory1
7Allied health clinical support activity—staff level, code NMandatory1
8Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—staff level, code NMandatory1
9Allied health clinical support activity—activity type, code A[AA]Mandatory1
10Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
11Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
12Allied health clinical support activity—duration, total minutes N[NNN]Mandatory1
13Allied health non-individual patient attributable activity—duration, total minutes N[NNN]Mandatory1
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