Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:713850
Registration status:Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:

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, correctional 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

Statistical unit:

Episodes of care for admitted patients

Collection methods:

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:01/07/2020
Implementation end date:30/06/2021
Comments:

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.

Admission

Clinical intervention

Clinical review

Diagnosis

Elective surgery

Episode of acute care

Geographic indicator

Hospital boarder

Hospital-in-the-home care

Intensive care unit

Live birth

Neonate

Newborn qualification status

Organ procurement - posthumous

Resident

Residential mental health care service

Same-day patient

Separation

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 20/11/2019

Supersedes Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 26/09/2019

See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NBEDS 2020-21 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2019

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 26/09/2019

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Elective surgery waiting times clusterConditional99
-Address—Australian postcode, code (Postcode datafile) NNNNMandatory1
-Contracted hospital care—organisation identifier, NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care (mental health care)—referral destination, code NConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care (newborn)—number of qualified days, total N[NNNN]Conditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—admission urgency status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—condition onset flag, code NMandatory99
-Episode of admitted patient care—duration of continuous ventilatory support, total hours NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—intended length of hospital stay, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—length of stay in intensive care unit, total hours NNNNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—number of days of hospital-in-the-home care, total {N[NN]}Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—patient election status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—procedure, code (ACHI 11th edn) NNNNN-NNMandatory99
-Episode of admitted patient care—referral source, public psychiatric hospital code NNConditional1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Conditional99
-Episode of care—inter-hospital contracted patient status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—mental health legal status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN]Mandatory1
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Episode of care—source of funding, patient funding source code NNMandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—geographic remoteness, admitted patient care remoteness classification (ASGS-RA) NMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
-Establishment—region identifier, X[X]Mandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Hospital service—care type, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
-Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
-Injury event—place of occurrence, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory99
-Patient—hospital insurance status, code NMandatory1
-Patient—previous specialised treatment, code NConditional1
-Person—accommodation type (prior to admission), code NConditional1
-Person—accommodation type (usual), code N[N]Conditional1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2016) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2016) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—eligibility status, Medicare code NMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—labour force status, acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admission code NConditional1
-Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code NConditional1
-Person—marital status, code NConditional1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code XMandatory1
-Person—weight (measured), total grams NNNNConditional1
-Record—identifier, X[X(79)]Mandatory1