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.

2018-19 VEMD user manual (23rd edition)

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concept and derived items definitions
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and submission
Section 6 Validation reports and validation

2017-18 VEMD user manual (22nd edition)

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concept and derived items definitions
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and submission
Section 6 Validation reports and validation

2016-17 VEMD user manual (21st edition)

Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Concept and derived items definitions
Section 3 Data definitions
Section 4 Business rules
Section 5 Compilation and submission
Section 6 Edit reports and editing

Submission templates

VEMD data submission deadlines 2017-18
VEMD manual aggregate data 2017-18

VEMD editor

VEMD Editor Edition 22 v1.0.0 2017-18
VEMD Editor Process Notes

Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD)

VEMD library file 2017-18
VEMD editing matrix 2017-18

Older VEMD manuals

For VEMD manuals prior to 2016-17, visit VEMD archive.