Critical Care Minimum Data Set

IntroductionThe Critical Care Minimum Data Set was developed by the Critical Care Information Advisory Group (CCIAG) and endorsed by the Intensive Care Society.

Overview

Introduction

The Critical Care Minimum Data Set was developed by the Critical Care Information Advisory Group (CCIAG) and endorsed by the Intensive Care Society.

The Critical Care Minimum Data Set contains a subset of mandatory items for the generation of Critical Care Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs). The Critical Care  HRG  subset replaced the Augmented Care Period data elements in the Commissioning Data Sets.

The purpose of the Critical Care Minimum Data Set is to provide a standardised set of data to support National Tariff Payment System, Healthcare Resource Groups, Resource Management, Commissioning and national policy analysis. The full Critical Care Minimum Data Set has been incorporated into and is consistent with the ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre) data collection.

The Critical Care Minimum Data Set has been developed to be used in all units where Critical Care is provided. That is where the CRITICAL CARE LEVEL is National Code:

  • 02 Patients requiring more detailed observation or intervention including support for a single failing organ system or post-operative care and those 'stepping down' from higher levels of care

or

  • 03 Patients requiring advanced respiratory support alone or monitoring and support for two or more organ systems. This level includes all complex patients requiring support for multi-organ failure.

Neonates  are excluded from the data set. The recording of Critical Care Minimum Data Set for older babies (over 28 days) on Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units is optional. However, the activity for children treated on adult critical care units should be recorded.

A subset of this minimum data set is used to derive Adult Critical Care HRGs. The subset is sent in the following Commissioning Data Set messages:

Specification

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name Critical Care