The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) provides a comprehensive dataset of the causes, effects and nature of illness, and the use of health services in Victoria. The VAED supports health service planning, policy formulation, epidemiological research and public hospital funding under the casemix system.
All Victorian public and private hospitals, including rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedure centres, report a minimum set of data for each admitted patient episode.
The VAED manual specifies data items, reporting guidelines, file format and validations for reporting to the VAED.
2018-19 VAED manual
The VAED manual contains comprehensive information for hospitals on:
- data definitions for the data elements reported to the Victorian Admitted Dataset
- reporting requirements.
2018-19 VAED manual (all sections)
VAED criteria for reporting
VAED criteria for reporting 2018-19
VAED criteria for reporting procedure codes lists 2018-19
VAED criteria for reporting 2017-18
VAED criteria for reporting procedure codes lists 2017-18
See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to the VAED.
VAED testing notification form
VAED testing notification form 2017-18
Late data forms
Public hospital late data exemption request
Private hospital late data advice
Current financial year changes and proposals for changes to take affect from 1 July for the following financial year can be found at Annual changes.
To view previous VAED manuals, visit VAED archive. For all older documents and manuals from 2009-10 to 2014-15, visit this VAED archive.