All hospitals and health services in Victoria that provide subacute care inpatient services are required to collect patient care data and report this information to the Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED).
These subacute care areas (palliative care, rehabilitation, geriatric evaluation and management) had not previously been subject to audit. Following a successful pilot audit conducted by AHA, the Department appointed AHA to conduct the state-wide subacute care data audit program.
The audit program includes site visits to 14 health services over the two years to 2017, and aims to:
AHA will conduct audits of subacute care data reported to the VAED for 14 hospital over two years, in order to assess the validity of the data underpinning the activity-based funding model for health service.