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Establishment—gross capital expenditure (major medical equipment)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269898
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termGross capital expenditure on major medical equipment.
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Health expenditure:

Capital expenditure is a significant, though variable, element of total health establishment expenditure. Just as recurrent expenditure is broken down into a number of major categories to enable a proper analysis of health expenditure at the national level, so capital expenditure is to be broken down into a number of major categories. Capital expenditure in the context of hospitals and closely related establishments is a relatively undeveloped area. Nevertheless, there is a considerable interest in health establishment capital expenditure data at the national level from many different potential users.

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:Gross capital expenditure
Definition:Help on this termExpenditure on the acquisition or enhancement of a non-financial asset.
Property group:Help on this termFinancial characteristics

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National health data dictionary specific:

Gross capital expenditure is capital expenditure as reported by the particular establishment having regard to state health authority and other authoritative guidelines as to the differentiation between capital and recurrent expenditure. (A concise indication of the basis on which capital and recurrent expenditure have been differentiated is to form part of national minimum data sets).

National housing assistance data dictionary specific:

Expenditure on the acquisition or enhancement of an asset (excluding financial assets). A non-financial asset is an entity functioning as a store of value, over which ownership may be derived over a period of time, and which is not a financial asset. Capital includes: acquisitions (purchase of properties); construction costs; redevelopment and improvement (of properties); land acquisitions and development; joint ventures.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational minimum data set working parties

Data element concept attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termExpenditure on major items of medical equipment such as computed tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, X-ray equipment, intensive care unit (ICU) monitors and transplant equipment should be included here.

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Establishment—gross capital expenditure (major medical equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 01/03/2005

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