Available data

Data is available from three health data collections.

Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset

The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) collects morbidity data on all admitted patients from Victorian public and private acute hospitals including rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedure centres.

Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset

The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) collects information on emergency presentations at Victorian public hospitals that receive the non-admitted emergency services grant, and other hospitals as designated by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Elective Surgery Information System

The Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS) collects electronic episode-level elective surgery waiting list information from the major Victorian metropolitan and rural public hospitals.

Accessible and restricted data field lists

Within Hosdata, there are a number accessible and restricted fields for each dataset. These are specified in the lists below:

When requesting data please note that the requested fields must correlate to your business need or purpose. 

What the data is used for

The Department of Health and Human Services uses information from these collections to:

  • fund public hospitals equitably
  • support health service planning
  • inform policy
  • support epidemiological research.

VAHI uses information from these collections to:

  • track performance and its reporting.

Individual hospital data

As statistical data, the collections do not form part of, and are not suitable for use in, the treatment of patients. Hospitals maintain comprehensive patient records for this purpose.

For activity and performance information for individual hospitals, health services and statewide data see Victorian Health Services Performance data.

How to request data 

Since July 2019, Hosdata requests can now be submitted through VAHI’s online Data Request Hub available here

Contact Us

Enquiries about hospital data requests can be submitted via the Data Request Hub. Just enter your details and select ‘My request is about: “Something else”’ – this will provide you with a free text box to enter your enquiry.