Short stay observation unit
Hospital wards for patients who are likely to be discharged within 24 hours.
Special care nursery
Hospital wards that are specially equipped to care for babies.
Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph)
A common bacterium that lives on the skin or in the nose and is most often harmless. Can cause mild and/or serious infections if it enters the body through a cut in the skin.
Surgery to remove of tonsils and/or adenoids.
Total hip replacement
Surgical replacement of a hip joint with an artificial implant.
Total knee replacement
Surgery to replace the knee using metal and plastic.
Health care provided to a patient to stabilise, diagnose, improve or alleviate their condition.
Screening and assessment of a patient to determine the urgency required for their treatment.
Surgical speciality focusing on the organs of the urinary system and the male reproductive system.
Varicose veins stripping and ligation
Sealing off and removal of varicose veins.
Surgical specialty focusing on blood vessels (veins and arteries), except for those in the heart (which are included in cardiothoracic surgery) and brain (which are included in neurosurgery).
Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset (VAED)
All Victorian public and private hospitals, including rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedure centres, report a minimum set of data for each admitted patient episode.
Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD)
Contains de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations at Victorian public hospitals with 24-hour emergency departments.
Victorian Healthcare Experience Survey (VHES)
Asks patients about their experiences during their stay at a Victorian public health service.
Victorian Integrated Non-admitted Health (VINAH) dataset
Contains demographic, administrative and clinical data of non-admitted patients.