The Admitted Patient Care (APC) data collection is also known as the Integrated South Australian Activity Collection (ISAAC).
The APC collection contains state-wide data capturing information about patients separated from public and private hospitals.
It provides SA Health with the information resources necessary to effectively fund, organise, evaluate, and plan health services in South Australia.
The APC data also allows SA Health to meet national obligations through annual submissions to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). APC forms part of the Admitted Patient Care National Minimum Data Set through submission to AIHW.
For more information on the APC data please refer to the Admitted Patient Care Reference Manual.
Examples of APC data use
to identify admission trends for socio-demographic and clinical groups, so that planning and delivery of health services is consistent with community needs.
Resource Allocation: identifies priorities in hospital resource allocation based upon output measures across the State.
Performance Measurement: APC enables service delivery performance measurement.
Casemix: APC is a data source for casemix which provides the health care industry with a consistent method of classifying types of patients, their treatment and associated costs.
Quality Assurance: APC assists health care professionals in conducting quality assurance studies.
Resource Requirements: APC provides the information necessary for hospitals to examine in-patient resource requirements for specialty groups and to review existing allocation management.
Patient Management: APC assists clinical staff to develop standard criteria for patient management.
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