National Patient Flow File Specification

Published online: 
23 June 2014

The National Patient Flow File Specification defines the format used to send information to the Ministry of Health for inclusion in the National Patient Flow collection. This includes the file layout and the business rules used for validating the data items within the file.

There are two audiences for this document:

  • Software developers designing, implementing and altering provider systems to ensure that they export information in a format suitable for loading into the national collection.
  • Business analysts verifying that all required data elements are present and specified correctly.

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