The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) manual provides VAED contributors and users with a complete dataset resource including:
- definitions of data items
- how to compile and submit data
- information for contributors and data users
- valid code lists and links to reference files
- contact details for support services
This manual together with subsequent HDSS Bulletins forms the data submission specifications for each financial year.
The manual is broken down into the following sections:
Section 1 Introduction
Guide to uses of the VAED, data submission deadlines, contact details, useful references and publications.
Section 2 Concepts and derived items
Definitions of concepts and derived items that contribute to the VAED
Section 3 Data definitions
Specifications of data items relating to individual admitted patient episodes of care.
Section 4 Business rules
Business rules that apply for reporting data to the VAED.
Section 5 Compilation and transmission
Specifications for compiling a transmission file to send data to the VAED.
Section 6 Request reports
Reports hospitals can request in the header record of any transmission file sent to the VAED.
Section 7 Control reports
Description of standard control reports automatically returned to the hospital when they submit data to the VAED.
Section 8 Validation
Listing in numerical order of all VAED validation messages with guide to assist in correcting the data.
Section 9 APET system
User guide to the Admitted Patient Entry and Transmission (APET) system, a web-based data entry system for sites with small throughput and no in-house patient management system capable of creating transmission file in correct format.
Section 10 Testing
Testing section of VAED manual.
Reviewed 25 July 2023