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Definition

This DSS aims to ensure national consistency in relation to defining and collecting information about care provided to subacute and non-acute admitted public and private patients in activity based funded public hospitals.

Subacute care in this DSS is identified as admitted episodes in rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management care and psychogeriatric care whereas maintenance care is identified as non-acute care.

The scope of the collection is:

  • Same day and overnight subacute and non-acute care episodes in designated subacute and non-acute care units, programs or hospitals.
  • Admitted public patients provided on a contracted basis by private hospitals in designated subacute and non-acute care units, programs or hospitals.
  • Admitted patients in rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric and maintenance care designated programs treated in the hospital-in-the-home.

Excluded from the scope are:

  • Subacute and non-acute episodes in non-designated units, programs or hospitals.
  • Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, correctional authorities and Australia's external territories.

This DSS includes the collection and reporting of additional metadata which forms part of the broader Admitted patient care NMDS.

Data collected using this DSS can be related to national data collections:

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—Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient class, code NNNN
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care or maintenance care.
- - conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—Australian national sub-acute and non-acute patient classification version, code N
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care or maintenance care.
Number 1 conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment score, code NN
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of rehabilitation care, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care or maintenance care.
- - conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—clinical assessment tool used, code AAAAAA - - conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—palliative care phase, code N
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of palliative care.
- - conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—primary impairment type, code NN.NNNN
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of rehabilitation care.
- - conditional 1
Episode of admitted patient care—type of maintenance care provided, code N
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care for patients with a care type of maintenance care.
Number 1 conditional 1

References

Eagar K. et al (1997) The Australian National Sub-acute and Non-acute Patient Classification (AN-SNAP): Report of the National Sub-acute and Non-acute Casemix Classification Study. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.


This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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