Government health expenditure NMDS 2014-
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 04/12/2013|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of the Government health expenditure national minimum data set (GHE NMDS) is direct government and government-funded expenditure on health and health-related goods and services.
The purpose of the GHE NMDS is to provide an enhanced understanding of the overall financial resources (recurrent and capital) used by the health system, and of unit costs and performance; to enable greater comparability of health expenditure data between jurisdictions and over time; and to provide a more efficient compilation of national reports and analyses on government funded health expenditure.
Collection and usage attributes
|Statistical unit:||Providers of health or health related goods and services or non-health services that support the health services industry; health or health related functions; and the sources of funds for these providers or functions.|
|Guide for use:|
The GHE NMDS consists of five mandatory data clusters and one conditional data cluster.
The first two data elements named in each data cluster form one of the two axes of a matrix that combine to provide all data in Australian dollars.
Data are to be reported in Australian dollars, except when reporting the state/territory identifier of the jurisdiction.
Data are collected by a number of providers from their administrative systems and forwarded to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).
Hospitals forward data obtained from patient administrative and clinical record systems to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly). Other data are obtained either directly from annual reports or through surveys.
National reporting arrangements:
State and Territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated:
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2014|
Public health has been defined by the National Public Health Partnership (1998) as: "The organised response by society to protect and promote health, and to prevent illness, injury and disability. The starting point for identifying public health issues, problems and priorities, and for designing and implementing interventions, in the population as a whole, or population sub-group."
This data collection covers information from Commonwealth health agencies, Commonwealth specific purpose payments for public health and state and territory health departments and will therefore underestimate the 'effort' in public health.
Where possible, jurisdictions will note where public health expenditure is undertaken by non-health departments, or in parts of the health department where it is not possible to separate the public health components such as some aspects of service delivery by hospitals, and it is therefore not possible to report this expenditure.
Scope links with other NMDSs
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Health Expenditure Advisory Committee|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Government health expenditure NMDS 2009-14 Health, Superseded 04/12/2013