Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2023–24
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Health, Standard 09/12/2022
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of the Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (LHN/PHE NMDS) includes three levels of hierarchical reporting:
Collection and usage attributes
PHE, LHN or health authority (depending on reporting level)
|Guide for use:|
The following are principles of the collection. States and territories should consider these principles when providing data.
Similar data for private hospitals and free-standing day hospital facilities for PHE was collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Private Health Establishments Collection, up to and including 2016-17, at which point collection of this data ceased.
Recurrent expenditure and related revenue data reported to the LHN/PHE NMDS should reconcile with published financial statements.
Actual recurrent expenditure and related revenue data are expected to be reported at the level at which they appear in the general ledger, regardless of whether all components are a 'public hospital service' under the NHRA. Expenditure and revenue data are not expected to be apportioned to a lower level.
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 LHN/PHE NMDS, funding from the Australian Government, 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:||01/07/2023|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2024|
Relationship between the three components
The three levels of the hierarchy work together to collect the same types of recurrent expenditure and related revenue data items, but at different levels of the system. The reporting levels are mutually exclusive, so there should be no overlap in the reporting or expenditure and revenue data across the levels.
It is expected that recurrent expenditure and related revenue data will be reported at the level at which they occur.
For services 'managed by a state or territory health authority', only those services considered to be 'public hospital services' under the NHRA are in scope. For the public hospitals and LHNs, all activity, expenditure and related revenue in the General Ledger for that organisation would be in scope of this NMDS, regardless of whether all components are a 'public hospital service' under the NHRA.
For information on public hospital services in-scope or out-of-scope, refer to the National Efficient Price Determination (IHACPA 2022a) and the National Efficient Cost Determination (IHACPA 2022b).
In addition to the shared expenditure and revenue data items, the PHE component includes items such as establishment location, establishment type and specialised service indicators that do not appear in the other components.
Scope links with other NMDSs
The LHN/PHE NMDS shares scope with other hospital NMDSs and NBEDSs as well as other establishment and expenditure collections:
Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are included here:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
IHACPA (Independent Health and Aged Care Pricing Authority) 2022a. National Efficient Price Determination. IHACPA, Sydney. Viewed 2 September 2022, https://www.ihacpa.gov.au/health-care/pricing/national-efficient-price-determination
IHACPA 2022b. National Efficient Cost Determination. IHACPA, Sydney. Viewed 2 September 2022, https://www.ihacpa.gov.au/health-care/pricing/national-efficient-cost-determination
IHACPA 2022c. General List of In-Scope Public Hospital Services Eligibility Policy Version 7.0. IHACPA, Sydney. Viewed 2 September 2022, https://www.ihacpa.gov.au/resources/general-list-scope-public-hospital-services-eligibility-policy-version-70COAG
(Council of Australian Governments) 2011. National Health Reform Agreement 2011. Canberra, COAG. Viewed 24 June 2022, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/_archive/national-agreement.pdf
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Supersedes Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2022–23
Health, Superseded 09/12/2022
Has been superseded by Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2024–25
Health, Qualified 31/08/2023