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Definition

The purpose of this DSS is to collect information about care provided to admitted patients in Australian hospitals.

The scope 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, corrections 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.

Scope links with other NMDS

Episodes of care for admitted patients in public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centres, hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia off-shore territories:

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

Episodes of care for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery:

Episodes of care for admitted patients where care type is palliative care:

Scope links with other DSS

Episodes of care for admitted subacute and non-acute patients where care type is rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care and maintenance care:

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.

Admission

Diagnosis

Episode of acute care

Hospital boarder

Hospital-in-the-home care

Live birth

Neonate

Newborn qualification status

Organ procurement - posthumous

Same-day patient

Separation

Scope links with other NMDS

Episodes of care for admitted patients in public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centres, hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia off-shore territories:

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

Episodes of care for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery:

Episodes of care for admitted patients where care type is palliative care:

Scope links with other DSS

Episodes of care for admitted subacute and non-acute patients where care type is rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care and maintenance care:

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.

Admission

Diagnosis

Episode of acute care

Hospital boarder

Hospital-in-the-home care

Live birth

Neonate

Newborn qualification status

Organ procurement - posthumous

Same-day patient

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—duration of continuous ventilatory support, total hours NNNN
Conditional Inclusion:
Only required to be reported for episodes of care where the admitted patient spent time in continuous ventilatory support.
- - conditional 1

Comments

Comments:

Scope links with other NMDS

Episodes of care for admitted patients in public and private acute and psychiatric hospitals, free standing day hospital facilities, alcohol and drug treatment centres, hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and in Australia off-shore territories:

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

Episodes of care for patients on waiting lists for elective surgery:

Episodes of care for admitted patients where care type is palliative care:

Scope links with other DSS

Episodes of care for admitted subacute and non-acute patients where care type is rehabilitation, palliative care, geriatric evaluation and management, psychogeriatric care and maintenance care:

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.

Admission

Diagnosis

Episode of acute care

Hospital boarder

Hospital-in-the-home care

Live birth

Neonate

Newborn qualification status

Organ procurement - posthumous

Same-day patient

Separation

References

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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0