Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Teaching status|
An indicator that teaching, associated with a university, is a major program activity of the establishment, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—teaching hospital affiliation with university indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
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In this context, teaching relates to teaching hospitals affiliated with universities providing undergraduate medical education as advised by the relevant state health authority.
The initial intention based on the Taskforce on National Hospital Statistics approach had been to have non-direct care activity indicators for all of the following non-direct patient care activities:
However, the Resources Working Party decided to delete 2, 3, 4 and 5 and place the emphasis on teaching where teaching (associated with a university) was a major program activity of the hospital. The working party took the view that it was extremely difficult to identify research activities in health institutions because many staff consider that they do research as part of their usual duties. The research indicator was thus deleted and the teaching indicator was agreed to relate to teaching hospitals affiliated with universities providing undergraduate medical education, as advised by the relevant state health authority. If a teaching hospital is identified by a Yes/no indicator then it is not necessary to worry about research (based on the assumption that if you have teaching, you have research).
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Teaching status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.1 KB) No registration status
Supersedes Establishment—teaching status (university affiliation), code N
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