Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standardisation pending 12/07/2021|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
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.
Collection and usage attributes
Episodes of care for admitted patients
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:||01/07/2022|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2023|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Admitted patient care NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021
See also Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 10/09/2021
See also Emergency service care NBEDS 2022-23 Health, Candidate 13/09/2021
See also Emergency service care aggregate NBEDS 2022-23 Health, Candidate 13/09/2021
See also Individual Healthcare Identifier NBEDS 2022-23 Health, Candidate 31/08/2021
See also Statistical Area Level 1 of usual residence NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 16/09/2021
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Admitted subacute and non-acute hospital care NBEDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 10/09/2021