Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 01/03/2005|
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 17/12/2015
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
A health care facility established under Commonwealth, state or territory legislation as a hospital or a free-standing day procedure unit, and authorised to provide treatment and/or care to patients.
Admitted patient care, admitted patient palliative care, admitted patient mental health care and public hospital establishments.
Collection and usage attributes
A hospital thus defined may be located at one physical site or may be a multicampus hospital. A multicampus hospital treats movements of patients between sites as ward transfers.
For the purposes of these definitions, the term hospital includes satellite units managed and staffed by the hospital.
This definition includes, but is not limited to, hospitals as recognised under Australian Health Care Agreements.
Residential aged care services as approved under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwlth) or equivalent state legislation are excluded from this definition.
This definition includes entities with multipurpose facilities (e.g. those which contain both recognised and non-recognised components).
Source and reference attributes
National Health Data Committee
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Hospital, version 1, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.8 KB)
|Data Element Concepts implementing this Object Class:|
Hospital—contract role Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Hospital—contract type Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Hospital—hospital identifier Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Hospital—hospital name Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Hospital—hospital peer group Commonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 13/10/2016
Hospital—Local Hospital Network identifier Health, Standard 07/02/2013