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Establishment—recurrent expenditure (repairs and maintenance)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269412
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termThe costs incurred in maintaining, repairing, replacing and providing additional equipment, maintaining and renovating building and minor additional works.
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Health expenditure:

This is a significant element of non-salary recurrent expenditure for most establishments within the Public hospital establishments National minimum data set and is thus required for any health expenditure analysis at the national level.

Mental health establishments NMDS:

For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Establishment
Definition:Help on this termInstitutions, organisations or the community from which health services are provided. The term establishment covers conventional health establishments and also organisations which may provide services in the community.
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Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Property attributes

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Property:Recurrent expenditure
Definition:Help on this termExpenditure which does not result in the acquisition or enhancement of an asset.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

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Guide for use:Help on this term

National Housing Assistance Data Dictionary specific:

Recurrent expenditure on goods and services is expenditure, which does not result in the creation or acquisition of fixed assets (new or second-hand). It consists mainly of expenditure on wages, salaries and supplements, purchases of goods and services and consumption of fixed capital (depreciation).

When fees charged for goods and services are offset against recurrent expenditure, the result equates to final consumption expenditure in the Australian Bureau of Statistics' national accounts framework.


  • Operating expenses
  • Tenancy manager revenue and expense components.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics: Government Finance Statistics 1998, Cat. No. 5514.0

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Establishment—recurrent expenditure (repairs and maintenance) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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