The scope of the Admitted patient palliative care national minimum data set (NMDS) 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].
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.
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Scope links with other NMDSs
Episodes of care for admitted patients receiving palliative care in all public and private acute hospitals and free standing day hospital facilities:
- Admitted patient care NMDS.
- Admitted patient mental health care NMDS.
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Newborn qualification status
Organ procurement - posthumous
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