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Establishment—establishment type

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269413
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
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Type of establishment (defined in terms of legislative approval, service provided and patients treated) for each separately administered establishment.

Residential establishments are considered to be separately administered if managed as an independent unit in terms of financial, budgetary and activity statistics. The situation where establishment-level data, say for components of an area health service, were not available separately at a central authority was not grounds for treating such a group of establishments as a single establishment unless such data were not available at any level in the health care system.

Non-residential health services are classified in terms of separately administered organisations rather than in terms of the number of sites at which care is delivered. Thus, domiciliary nursing services would be counted in terms of the number of administered entities employing nursing staff rather than in terms of the number of clinic locations used by the staff.

Establishments can cater for a number of activities and in some cases separate staff and financial details are not available for each activity. In the cases it is necessary to classify the establishment according to its predominant residential activity (measured by costs) and to allocate all the staff and finances to that activity. Where non-residential services only are provided at one establishment, that establishment is classified according to the predominant non-residential activity (in terms of costs).

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Health services:

This metadata item is required in order to aggregate establishment-level data into meaningful summary categories (e.g. public hospitals, residential aged care services) for reporting and analysis.

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.
Specialisation of:Help on this termOrganisation

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Establishment type
Definition:Help on this termA descriptor of the class of establishment.
Property group:Help on this termOrganisational characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Establishment—establishment type Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N} Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N} Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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