Summary

The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) manual provides VAED contributors and users with a complete dataset resource including:

  • definitions of data items
  • how to compile and submit data
  • information for contributors and data users
  • valid code lists and links to reference files
  • contact details for support services 

This manual together with subsequent HDSS Bulletins forms the data submission specifications for each financial year.

The manual is broken down into the following sections:

  • Section 1 Introduction
    Guide to uses of the VAED, data submission deadlines, contact details, useful references and publications.
  • Section 2 Concepts and derived items
    Definitions of concepts and derived items that contribute to the VAED
  • Section 3 Data definitions
    Specifications of data items relating to individual admitted patient episodes of care.
  • Section 4 Business rules
    Business rules that apply for reporting data to the VAED.
  • Section 5 Compilation and transmission
    Specifications for compiling a transmission file to send data to the VAED.
  • Section 6 Request reports
    Reports hospitals can request in the header record of any transmission file sent to the VAED.
  • Section 7 Control reports
    Description of standard control reports automatically returned to the hospital when they submit data to the VAED.
  • Section 8 Validation
    Listing in numerical order of all VAED validation messages with guide to assist in correcting the data.
  • Section 9 APET system
    User guide to the Admitted Patient Entry and Transmission (APET) system, a web-based data entry system for sites with small throughput and no in-house patient management system capable of creating transmission file in correct format.
  • Section 10 Testing
    Testing section of VAED manual.

Details

Publication Type
DOC
Topic
Policies and guidelines
Date Published
02 Jul 2019
Size
10 Sections
Author
Department of Health and Human Services