Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the Local Hospital Networks (LHNs) into which each Australian state/territory is divided for the purposes of public hospital service provision and administration.
Collection and usage attributes
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A total of 130 Local Hospital Networks have been established across the states and territories. Most of these are geographically based networks and some are state or territory-wide networks that may deliver specialised hospital services across some jurisdictions.
Note: CODE 101 (South Eastern Sydney) includes Lord Howe Island.
The following codes have been deleted from previous versions of the list of permissible values and are not to be reused:
Missing sequential codes 116 and 273 have not been present in previous versions of this element. They are also not to be used.
For activity based funding purposes, a virtual Local Hospital Network identifier exists for each jurisdiction. Virtual Local Hospital Networks are entities that are only used for reporting services that are in-scope for activity based funding but which cannot be allocated to an established Local Hospital Network. The various virtual Local Hospital Network identifiers are intended to be primarily used to enable reconciliation of activity reported for funding purposes.
Some jurisdictions have their own local terminology for the areas and administrative units known nationally as Local Hospital Networks. For example, in New South Wales they are known as 'Local Health Districts', in Queensland they are known as 'Hospital and Health Services', in Western Australia they are known as 'Health Service Providers', and in South Australia they are known as 'Local Health Networks'.
More information about Local Hospital Networks is available through the Local Hospital Network portal on the Administrator National Health Funding Pool website.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Reference documents:||<p>Local hospital network (LHN) directory | Public Hospital Funding 2019. National Health Funding Body, Canberra. Viewed 24/01/2020, <a href="https://reports.publichospitalfunding.gov.au/Directory.html">https://reports.publichospitalfunding.gov.au/Directory.html</a></p>|
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Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN
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