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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2015-16

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term600230
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/08/2016
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of the Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (PHE NMDS) is establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centres.

Similar data for private hospitals and free standing day hospital facilities are collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Private Health Establishments Collection.

Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included. Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included.

Collection and usage attributes

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Public hospital establishment

Guide for use:Help on this term

The following are principles of the collection. Jurisdictions should consider these principles when providing data.

  1. The NMDS should capture and differentiate between in-scope and out-of-scope of the National Health Reform Agreement.
  2. The NMDS must specify where financial data elements are reporting actual data and where they are reporting estimated data.
  3. Where possible, the NMDS should align so that it acts as a subset of the Government health expenditure NMDS.
  4. Reporting on expenditure relating to contracted care requires less detail than other expenditure.
  5. Where possible, the changes to the NMDS should maintain the ability to report time series data from previous years.

Expenditure and revenue data reported to the PHE NMDS should reconcile with published financial statements.

Expenditure data are reported in two ways:

The total expenditure by product stream should equal the total expenditure by general ledger line item.

For the purposes of the PHE NMDS, funding from the Commonwealth, state and territory health authorities and other state and territory government departments is considered to be revenue and should be reported as such.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Some data for this NMDS are sourced from the state or territory health authority general ledger. Some other data are maintained at the LHN or hospital and are forwarded to the relevant state or territory health authority for inclusion.

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:Help on this term01/07/2015
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2016
Comments:Help on this term

Interaction with the Local Hospital Networks data set specification (LHN DSS)

The PHE NMDS and the Local Hospital Networks data set specification (LHN DSS) work together to collect data on the public hospital system. The two data set specifications collect the same expenditure and revenue data items, but at different levels of the system:

 

Hierarchical level Data collected through
Public hospital establishments PHE NMDS
Local hospital network LHN DSS
Jurisdictional health authority LHN DSS

It is expected that expenditure and revenue data will be reported at the level at which they occur.

In addition to the shared expenditure and revenue data items, each collection has a number of unique items. The PHE NMDS includes items such as establishment location, establishment type and specialised service indicators that do not appear in the LHN DSS. Similarly, the LHN DSS includes gross and net capital expenditure items that do not appear in the PHE NMDS.

It is intended that once the LHN DSS is firmly established, the two collections should be merged into a single NMDS.

Scope links with other NMDSs

The PHE NMDS shares scope with other hospital NMDSs as well as other establishment and expenditure collections:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS
  • Admitted patient mental health care NMDS
  • Admitted patient palliative care NMDS
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS
  • Government health expenditure NMDS
  • Mental health establishments NMDS
  • Non-admitted patient care aggregated NMDS
  • Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Local Hospital Networks DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

See also Local Hospital Networks NBEDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

See also Public hospital establishment address details DSS Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

Supersedes Public hospital establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

Has been superseded by Public hospital establishments NMDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

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-Full-time equivalent staffing data element clusterMandatory1
-Recurrent contracted care expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Recurrent non-salary expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Revenue data element clusterMandatory1
-Total recurrent expenditure on National Health Reform Agreement product streams data element clusterMandatory1
-Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Available bed—admitted contracted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Available bed—same-day admitted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—data estimated indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N}Mandatory1
-Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2011) NNNNNMandatory1
-Establishment—Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acquired immune deficiency syndrome unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acute renal dialysis unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acute spinal cord injury unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (alcohol and drug unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (bone marrow transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (burns unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (cardiac surgery unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (clinical genetics unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (comprehensive epilepsy centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (coronary care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (diabetes unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (domiciliary care service), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (geriatric assessment unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (heart, lung transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (hospice care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (in-vitro fertilisation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (infectious diseases unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (intensive care unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (liver transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (maintenance renal dialysis centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (major plastic/reconstructive surgery unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (neonatal intensive care unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (neurosurgical unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (nursing home care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (obstetric/maternity), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (oncology unit) (cancer treatment), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (pancreas transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (psychiatric unit/ward), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (rehabilitation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (renal transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (sleep centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (specialist paediatric), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—teaching status (university affiliation), code NMandatory1
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