Government health expenditure NMDS 2009-14
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of this dataset is direct government and government-funded expenditure on health and health–related goods and services.
The purpose of this 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 5 mandatory data clusters and 1 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:||01/07/2009|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2014|
Scope links with other NMDSs
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Health Expenditure Advisory Committee|
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