Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
The scope of the Public hospital establishments (PHE) data element cluster is establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centres. All activity, recurrent expenditure and related revenue in the public hospital's General Ledger are in scope, regardless of whether all components are a 'public hospital service' under the National Health Reform Agreement (2011).
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 specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.
Collection and usage attributes
Public hospital establishment
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The following are principles of the collection. States and territories should consider these principles when providing data.
Recurrent expenditure and related revenue data reported to the PHE data element cluster should reconcile with published financial statements.
Expenditure data are reported in two ways:
The total recurrent expenditure by product stream should equal the total recurrent expenditure by general ledger line item.
For the purposes of the PHE data element cluster, 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 data element cluster are sourced from the state or territory health authority general ledger. Some other data are maintained at the Local Hospital Network (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:||01/07/2017|
Interaction with the Local Hospital Networks and State or territory health authority data element clusters
Together the PHE, the LHN and the State or territory health authority data element clusters define information on the public hospital system. The three data set specifications collect the same types of expenditure and revenue data items, but at different levels of the system:
It is expected that recurrent expenditure and related revenue data will be reported at the level at which they occur.
In addition to the shared expenditure and revenue data items, the PHE data element cluster includes items such as establishment location, establishment type and specialised service indicators that do not appear in the other data element clusters.
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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Has been superseded by Public hospital establishments data element cluster
See also State or territory health authority data element cluster
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|