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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 data to support the Department of Health’s strategic directions and meet state and national reporting requirements.

Queensland Health Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) are required to submit non-admitted patient (NAP) data for all declared public hospitals. The data to be submitted is detailed in the QH NAP Data Set Specification (DSS) 2015-16 and QH NAP DSS 2015-16 Manual.

The NAP data is to be submitted 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 full data submission schedule is detailed in section 1.7.

When a HHS or Enterprise system submits NAP data, a range of basic checks will be automatically performed on the submitted data, and if successful, the data will be uploaded and stored in the Central Repository by Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) for further processing and validation by the Statistical Services Branch (SSB) in the SSB QHNAPDC repository.

QHNAPDC Manual and Supporting Documents

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2020-2021QHNAPDC ManualPDF858KB
 QHNAPDC ValidationsPDF841KB
 QHNAPDC Business RulesXLXS441KB
2019-2020 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 374KB
 QHNAPDC Validations PDF 410KB
2018-2019 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 819KB
2017-2018 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 580KB
2016-2017 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 1.3MB
 QHNAPDC Business Rules PDF 267KB
 QHNAPDC Validations PDF 84KB
2015-2016 QHNAPDC Manual PDF 665KB
2015-2016 QHNAPDC DSS Guide PDF 372KB

QHNAPDC File Format

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2020-2021QHNAPDC File FormatPDF160KB
2019-2020 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 165KB
2018-2019 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 159KB
2017-2018 QHNAPDC Data Elements PDF 511KB
2017-2018 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 209KB
2016-2017 QHNAPDC Data Elements PDF 499KB
2016-2017 QHNAPDC File Format PDF 127KB
2015-2016 QHNAPDC Data Elements




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Last updated: 2 March 2016