Integrated South Australian Activity Collection (ISAAC) resources

ISAAC Reference Manual

ISAAC Reference Manual 2016 Version 11 (PDF 4MB) - Effective 1 July 2016

ISAAC downloadable resources

2016 - 2017

  1. AR-DRG Version 8.0 Listing July 2016 (XLS 80KB)
  2. Admitted Activity Localities Reference Table 2016 unformatted (XLS 1.7MB)

2015 - 2016

  1. Admitted Activity Localities Reference Table 2015 unformatted (XLSX 1.8MB)
  2. Admitted Activity RUG ADL Reference Table - June 2015 (XLSX 92KB)
  3. AR-DRG 6.0x Listing June 2012 (XLS 120KB)
    List of Version 6.0x AR-DRGs. Effective 1 July 2012
  4. AR-DRG 7.0 Listing July 2014 (XLS 91KB)
    List of Version 7.0 AR-DRGs.  Effective 1 July 2014
  5. Clinic Codes 2013 (XLS 28KB)
    ISAAC Clinic Codes and their specialities
  6. Country of Birth Codes (XLS 17KB)
    Contains Country of Birth Codes. Effective 1 July 2013.
  7. Day Only Procedures Manual 1999 (PDF 737KB) 
    Summarises the day only procedures arrangements.
  8. Hospital listing - alpha June 2016 (XLS 50KB)
    ISAAC Hospital with unique Hospital Code - alphabetical order.
  9. Hospital Listing – numeric June 2016 (XLS 45KB)
    ISAAC Hospital with unique Hospital Code - numerical order.
  10. ICD10AM Ed9 Reference Table - May 2015 (XLSX 1.7MB)
  11. Inappropriate Sameday Procedure Code List 2013 (DOCX 25KB)
    Listing of procedure codes considered inappropriate for same day admission.
  12. MDC Listing 6.0x July 2012 (XLS 19KB)
    MDC Listing Version 6.0x Major Diagnostic Categories. Effective 1 July 2012.
  13. MDC Listing 7.0 July 2014 (XLS 13KB)
    MDC Listing Version 7.0 Major Diagnostic Categories.  Effective 1 July 2014
  14. Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011
    Summarises details of day only arrangements.

Forms for submitting information

  1. ISAAC Change Request Form (DOC 102KB)
    Use this form to officially request a modification to the ISAAC Collections from 1 July. This includes requesting changes to the way in which data is collected, changes to standards or guidelines that govern the collection of data.
  2. ISAAC Control Log - Paper (XLS 13KB)
    Must be completed with each submission. Use if submitting paper forms. For use with submissions from July 2012.
  3. ISAAC Control Log - Electronic Data Submission (XLS 133KB)
    Mandatory from July 2012.  Must be completed and forwarded with each email submission.
  4. Instructions for completing ISAAC Control Log - Electronic Data Submission (DOC 250KB)
  5. ISAAC Correction Form - Single (DOC 103KB)
    Use this form to change/correct any data items that have previously been submitted to ISAAC. Use when you have to correct more than 2 data items for a single record OR when you have only 1 record to correct OR you want to delete a record.
  6. ISAAC Correction Form - Multiple (DOC 152KB)
    Use this form to change/correct any data items that have previously been submitted to ISAAC. Use when you have many records to correct AND only 1 or 2 items to correct per record.
  7. ISAAC Patient Summary Form 20a (PDF 314KB)
    The ISAAC Patient Summary Form collects demographic, admission specific and clinical data.  Effective 1 July 2014

Submission formats

  1. File Submission - 746 Format - new file (XLS 78KB)
    Valid for separations from 1 July 2013.
  2. File Submission - 746 format - correction file (XLS 48KB)
    Valid for corrections from 1 July 2013


If you have queries regarding ISAAC:


(08) 8226 7322 or (08) 8226 7323 - ISAAC Submissions: General enquiries
(08) 8226 7337 - ISAAC Submissions: Department of Veterans Affairs

Fax: (08) 8226 8150


Level 3 CitiCentre Building, 11 Hindmarsh Square Adelaide

Postal address: Information Assembly, Information Management, SA Health, PO Box 287, Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5001


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