ABF Data Request Specifications 2014-15

Activity based funding data request specifications for the six monthly submission of 2014/15 financial year have been agreed as follows:

  • Admitted (includes general items for Acute, Mental Health and Sub-acute including Palliative Care) Below are the ABF data request specifications for acute hospitalisations in an Excel workbook. The Excel workbook contains four sheets "APC data specs" sheet contains the overall specifications, the"Diagnosis array format" sheet provides extra detail and an example of how the diagnosis array is to be populated, the "ESWT Cluster Array Format" shows how to form the elective surgery procedure array and the "File Naming Convention" sheet specifies how to name the data submission.
  • Admitted for specific additional Sub-acute items Below are the ABF data request specifications for sub-acute hospitalizations in an Excel workbook. The Excel workbook contains six sheets ["Subacute & nonacute" sheet contains the specifications for the additional sub-acute items requested to be collected at an episode level, the "Palliative" sheet provides details of the items to be collected for each palliative care phase, the "Eg ABF Admitted SAC DRS" & "Eg ABF Palliative Care DRS" sheets contain examples of the data to be supplied for sub-acute and palliative care cases, the "AROC Impairment Codes 2012" sheet provided the list of valid AROC Impairment Codes and the "File Naming Convention" sheet specifies how to name the data submission 
  • Emergency care Below are the ABF data request specifications for Emergency care hospitalisations in an Excel workbook. The Excel workbook contains four sheets. "Emergency Services Care DRS" sheet contains the specifications for the aggregated data collection, the "Emergency Department Care DRS"sheet contains the specifications for the patient level collection, the "Example Emergency Service Care" sheet contains examples of the data to be supplied for aggregated Emergency Service hospital care presentations and the "File Naming Convention" sheet specifies how to name the data submission. 
  • Non-admitted Below are the ABF data request specifications for non-admitted hospital care in an Excel workbook. The Excel workbook contains five sheets the "ABF NAP Patient level DRS” sheet contains the specifications for the patient level collection, the "ABF NAP Aggregate DRS” sheet contains the specifications for the aggregated data collection, the "Tier 2 Version 3.0” sheet provided the list of valid Tier 2 – Version 3.0 clinics valid at 25/02/2014, the "Example ABF NAP Aggregate” sheet contains examples of the data to be supplied for aggregated non-admitted hospital care cases and the "File Naming Convention” sheet specifies how to name the data submission. 
  • Teaching Training & Research Below are the ABF data request specifications for teaching training & research in an Excel workbook.The Excel workbook contains four sheets “TTR DRS” sheet contains the overall specifications for the teaching and training data collection, the “Instruction data population”provides some guidance for populating the Profession or Specialty Types, the “Example ABF TTR” sheet contains examples of the data to be supplied for teaching and training activities and the “File Naming Convention” sheet specifies how to name the data submission 

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