Public hospital establishments NMDS 2015-16
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
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
Public hospital establishment
|Guide for use:|
The following are principles of the collection. Jurisdictions should consider these principles when providing data.
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.
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:||01/07/2015|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2016|
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:
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:
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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