The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) comprises de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations at Victorian public hospitals with designated emergency departments. The VEMD provides information for:

  • epidemiological purposes
  • health service planning and coordination
  • policy assessment and formulation
  • clinical research
  • quality improvement and patient management.

VEMD manual

VEMD manual 2020-21 (all sections)

VEMD manual 2019-20 (all sections)

Reference files

See Reference files for lists of valid codes relevant to the VEMD. 

Submission templates

VEMD manual aggregate data template 2020-21
VEMD manual aggregate data template 2019-20
VEMD late data exemption request
VEMD data resubmission request

VEMD editor

VEMD Editor Edition 25 v1.0.0 2020-21
VEMD Editor Process Notes 2020-21
VEMD Editor Edition 24 v1.0.4 2019-20
VEMD Editor Process Notes 2019-20 

Annual changes

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.

Archive

To view previous VEMD manuals, visit Previous VEMD manuals. For all older documents and manuals, see VEMD archive.