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 Manual from previous years are listed below.

2018-19 VAED manual

VAED manual 2018-19 (all sections)

2017-18 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.

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concepts and derived items
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and transmission
Section 6 Request reports
Section 7 Control reports
Section 8 Validation
Section 9 APET system
Section 10 Testing

2016-17 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.

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concepts and derived items
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and transmission
Section 6 Request reports
Section 7 Control reports
Section 8 Validation
Section 9 APET system
Section 10 Testing

VAED criteria for reporting

VAED criteria for reporting 2018-19
VAED criteria for reporting procedure codes lists 2018-19

VAED criteria for reporting 2016-17
VAED criteria for reporting procedure codes lists 2016-17

2015-16 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.

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concepts and derived items
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and transmission
Section 6 Request reports
Section 7 Control reports
Section 8 Validation
Section 9 APET system
Section 10 Testing

Older VAED manuals

For VAED manuals prior to 2015-2016, visit VAED archive.