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Definition

The scope of this data set is admitted patients receiving palliative care in all public and private acute hospitals, and free standing day hospital facilities. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.

Palliative care patients are identified by the data element Hospital service—care type, code N[N].N.

Number of days of hospital in the home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

Scope links with other NMDSs

Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS, version 2.
  • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS, version 2.

Number of days of hospital in the home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

Scope links with other NMDSs

Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS, version 2.
  • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS, version 2.

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


Data Elements

Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

Right justified and zero filled.

admission date <= separation date

admission date >= date of birth

Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—admission mode, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—number of days of hospital-in-the-home care, total {N[NN]} Number 3 mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

For the provision of state and territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this field must:

  • be ≤ last day of financial year
  • be ≥ first day of financial year
  • be ≥ Admission date
Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—separation mode, code N - - mandatory 1
Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Specific Information:
An unlimited number of diagnosis and procedure codes should be able to be collected in hospital morbidity systems. Where this is not possible, a minimum of 20 codes should be able to be collected.
String 6 mandatory 99
Episode of care—expected principal source of funding, hospital code NN String 2 mandatory 1
Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) ANN{.N[N]} String 6 mandatory 1
Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN - - mandatory 1
Hospital service—care type, code N[N].N - - mandatory 1
Patient—previous specialised treatment, code N
Specific Information:
For palliative care, the value of this item is in its use in enabling approximate identification of the number of new palliative care patients receiving specialised treatment. The use of this metadata item in this way would be improved by the reporting of this data by community-based services.
Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2004) NNNNN Number 5 mandatory 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

This field must not be null.

National Minimum Data Sets:

For the provision of State and Territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this field must:

  • be less than or equal to Admission date, Date patient presents or Service contact date
  • be consistent with diagnoses and procedure codes, for records to be grouped.
Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1

Comments

Comments:

Number of days of hospital in the home care data will be collected from all states and territories except Western Australia from 1 July 2001. Western Australia will begin to collect data from a later date.

Scope links with other NMDSs

Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS, version 2.
  • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS, version 2.

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