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Definition

The scope of this minimum data set is restricted to admitted patients receiving care in psychiatric hospitals or in designated psychiatric units in acute hospitals. The scope does not currently include patients who may be receiving treatment for psychiatric conditions in acute hospitals who are not in psychiatric units.

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
  • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Currently the metadata search in METeOR does not cover glossary items however these items are available through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this National Minimum Data Set are included here.

Resident

Residential mental health care service

Same-day patients

Separation

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 (mental health care)—referral destination, code N - - mandatory 1
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—diagnosis related group, code (AR-DRG v5.1) ANNA - - mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—major diagnostic category, code (AR-DRG v5.1) NN - - mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—number of leave days, total N[NN]
Specific Information:

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

(Episode of admitted patient care—separation date, DDMMYYYY minus Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY) minus Admitted patient hospital stay—number of leave days, total N[NN] must be ≥ 0 days.

- - mandatory 1
Episode of admitted patient care—referral source, public psychiatric hospital code NN String 2 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 6th 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 1
Episode of care—mental health legal status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN]
Specific Information:

Total days in psychiatric care must be ≥ zero;

Total days in psychiatric care must be ≤ length of stay.

- - mandatory 1
Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Specific Information:
Effective for collection from 01/07/2006
- - 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 Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—accommodation type (prior to admission), code N - - mandatory 1
Person—accommodation type (usual), code N[N] Number 2 mandatory 1
Person—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2008) NNNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2008) NNNN - - conditional 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—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—labour force status, acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admission code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—marital status, code N Number 1 conditional 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
  • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Currently the metadata search in METeOR does not cover glossary items however these items are available through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this National Minimum Data Set are included here.

Resident

Residential mental health care service

Same-day patients

Separation

References

Related content

Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0