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, and AHA was appointed to conduct on-site pilot audits at three hospitals. The pilot audits aimed to:
The pilot audits and report informed the development of an ongoing program of integrity audits of subacute care data.
AHA was subsequently appointed by DHHS to conduct the state-wide subacute care data audit program over two years.
AHA conducted pilot audits of subacute data (Palliative Care, Rehabilitation. Geriatric Evaluation and Management) reported to the VAED, to inform future development of the state-wide audit program.