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Queensland Health Non-Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHNAPDC)

What is the QHNAPDC?

The Queensland Health Non-admitted Patient Data Collection (QHNAPDC) is a collection of patient-level non-admitted outpatient activity (service events) reported by the various ‘reporting entities’ of the three different levels of Queensland’s public hospital system (hospitals, Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) and the State). It was established in July 2016 and is managed by the Statistical Services Branch (SSB) of Queensland Health.

The NAP data are reported monthly.  Each monthly data submission includes records from the beginning of the financial year to the end of the reporting month. This allows for information from previous months in a financial year to be updated by HHSs if required.

The reported NAP data are subject to a range of basic and more detailed data quality checks by SSB to ensure compliance with State, and Commonwealth Government reporting requirements for both the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA).

QHNAPDC Manual and Supporting Documents

Reference yearTitleFormatSize  
2022-2023QHNAPDC Summary PDF785KB
 QHNAPDC Business Rules PDF793KB
2021-2022QHNAPDC ManualPDF724KB
 QHNAPDC Business RulesXLXS555KB
2020-2021QHNAPDC ManualPDF858KB
 QHNAPDC ValidationsPDF841KB
 QHNAPDC Business RulesXLSX453KB
2019-2020 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 374KB
 QHNAPDC Validations PDF 410KB
2018-2019 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 819KB
Previous manuals can be found in the Data collection manuals archive.

QHNAPDC File Format

Reference yearTitleFormatSize  
2022-2023QHNAPDC File Format PDF136KB
2021-2022QHNAPDC File FormatPDF170KB
2020-2021QHNAPDC File FormatPDF160KB
2019-2020 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 165KB
2018-2019 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 159KB


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Last updated: 2 March 2016