The Adult Patient Database (APD) contains data from over 2 million patient episodes and is one of the largest single datasets on intensive care in the world. The database collects episodes from over 90% of intensive care units across Australia and New Zealand on a quarterly basis. This data is used to benchmark the performance of individual contributing units. Analysis of data is reported back to contributing ICUs via the CORE Portal, an on-line reporting tool.
Data submissions to the APD are made via the CORE Portal on a quarterly basis and are based on the date of ICU admission. Each data submission will produce a validation report which is sent back to the unit. All data queries listed in the validation report need to be corrected or confirmed and then the edited data resubmitted through the portal. For instructions on submitting and reporting data via the CORE Portal, please refer to the APD CORE Portal Data Submission Instructions and the APD CORE Portal Reporting Instructions.
|QUARTER||SUBMISSION DATE||ADMISSION PERIOD REQUIRED|
|Q4 2020||Mon 01/02/2021||01/01/2020 – 31/12/2020|
|Q1 2021||Sat 01/05/2021||01/04/2020 – 31/03/2021|
|Q2 2021||Sun 01/08/2021||01/07/2020 – 30/06/2021|
|Q3 2021||Mon 01/11/2021||01/10/2020 – 30/09/2021|
Note: Files will be rejected for the following reasons;
To maintain the integrity of the APD, CORE has introduced minimum data set requirements for all quarterly data submissions. For a list of the minimum data set requirements and excel format for each quarter, please refer to the APD Minimum Dataset and APD Data Submission Format (excel).