Department of Health


The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset: Criteria for Reporting document provides guidelines to enable health services to distinguish between admitted and non-admitted patient episodes for data reporting. To be reported to the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) patient episodes of care must meet one of the Criteria for Admission outlined in this document. Patients not meeting any of these criteria are classified as non-admitted patients and data for these encounters should not be reported to the VAED.

This document should be read in conjunction with the VAED manual for the current year, together with any subsequent HDSS Bulletins which defines concepts, data fields and business rules relevant for reporting to the dataset.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
14 Jul 2022
24 pages

Reviewed 15 July 2022

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