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Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEstablishment type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269971
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/08/2016
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Type of establishment (defined in terms of legislative approval, service provided and patients treated) for each separately administered establishment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Establishment—establishment type

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Format:Help on this termAN.N{.N}
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
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ValueMeaning
R1.1Public acute care hospital
R1.2Private acute care hospital
R1.3.1Veterans' Affairs hospital
R1.3.2Defence force hospital
R1.3.3Other Commonwealth hospital
R2.1Public psychiatric hospital
R2.2Private psychiatric hospital
R3.1Private charitable nursing home for the aged
R3.2Private profit nursing home for the aged
R3.3Government nursing home for the aged
R3.4Private charitable nursing home for young disabled
R3.5Private profit nursing home for young disabled
R3.6Government nursing home for young disabled
R5.2State government hostel for the aged
R4.1Public alcohol and drug treatment centre
R4.2Private alcohol and drug treatment centre
R5.1Charitable hostels for the aged
R5.3Local government hostel for the aged
R5.4Other charitable hostel
R5.5Other State government hostel
R5.6Other Local government hostel
R6.1Public hospice
R6.2Private hospice
N7.1Public day centre/hospital
N7.2Public freestanding day surgery centre
N7.3Private day centre/hospital
N7.4Private freestanding day surgery centre
N8.1.1Public community health centre
N8.1.2Private (non-profit) community health centre
N8.2.1Public domiciliary nursing service
N8.2.2Private (non-profit) domiciliary nursing service
N8.2.3Private (profit) domiciliary nursing service

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Establishments are classified into 10 major types subdivided into major groups:

  • residential establishments (R)
  • non-residential establishments (N)

CODE R1     Acute care hospitals

Establishments which provide at least minimal medical, surgical or obstetric services for inpatient treatment and/or care, and which provide round-the-clock comprehensive qualified nursing service as well as other necessary professional services. They must be licensed by the state health department, or controlled by government departments. Most of the patients have acute conditions or temporary ailments and the average stay per admission is relatively short.

Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised medical or surgical care are included in this category. Hospices (establishments providing palliative care to terminally ill patients) that are freestanding and do not provide any other form of acute care are classified to R6.

CODE R2     Psychiatric hospitals

Establishments devoted primarily to the treatment and care of inpatients with psychiatric, mental, or behavioural disorders. Private hospitals formerly approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cwlth) (now licensed/approved by each state health authority), catering primarily for patients with psychiatric or behavioural disorders are included in this category.

Centres for the non-acute treatment of drug dependence, developmental and intellectual disability are not included here (see below). This code also excludes institutions mainly providing living quarters or day care.

CODE R3     Nursing homes

Establishments which provide long-term care involving regular basic nursing care to chronically ill, frail, disabled or convalescent persons or senile inpatients. They must be approved by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services and/or licensed by the State, or controlled by Government departments.

Private profit nursing homes are operated by private profit-making individuals or bodies.

Private charitable nursing homes are participating nursing homes operated by religious and charitable organisations.

Government nursing homes are nursing homes either operated by or on behalf of a state or territory Government.

CODE R4     Alcohol and drug treatment centres

Freestanding centres for the treatment of drug dependence on an inpatient basis.

CODE R5     Hostels and residential services

Establishments run by public authorities or registered non-profit organisations to provide board, lodging or accommodation for the aged, distressed or disabled who cannot live independently but do not need nursing care in a hospital or nursing home. Only hostels subsidised by the Commonwealth are included. Separate dwellings are not included, even if subject to an individual rental rebate arrangement. Residents are generally responsible for their own provisions, but may be provided in some establishments with domestic assistance (meals, laundry, personal care). Night shelters providing only casual accommodation are excluded.

CODE R6     Hospices

Establishments providing palliative care to terminally ill patients. Only freestanding hospices which do not provide any other form of acute care are included in this category.

CODE N7     Same-day establishments

This code includes both the traditional day centre/hospital and also freestanding day surgery centres.

Day centres/hospitals are establishments providing a course of acute treatment on a full-day or part-day non-residential attendance basis at specified intervals over a period of time. Sheltered workshops providing occupational or industrial training are excluded.

Freestanding day surgery centres are hospital facilities providing investigation and treatment for acute conditions on a day-only basis and are approved by the Commonwealth for the purposes of basic table health insurance benefits.

CODE  N8     Non-residential health services

Services administered by public authorities or registered non-profit organisations which employ full-time equivalent medical or paramedical staff (nurses, nursing aides, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychologists, but not trade instructors or teachers). This definition distinguishes health services from welfare services (not within the scope of the National Minimum Data Project) and thereby excludes such services as sheltered workshops, special schools for the intellectually disabled, meals on wheels and baby clinics offering advisory services but no actual treatment. Non-residential health services should be enumerated in terms of services or organisations rather than in terms of the number of sites at which care is delivered.

Non-residential health services provided by a residential establishment (for example, domiciliary nursing service which is part of a public hospital) should not be separately enumerated.

CODE N8.1     Community health centres

Public or registered non-profit establishments in which a range of non-residential health services is provided in an integrated and coordinated manner, or which provides for the coordination of health services elsewhere in the community.

CODE N8.2     Domiciliary nursing service

Public or registered non-profit or profit-making establishments providing nursing or other professional paramedical care or treatment to patients in their own homes or in (non-health) residential institutions. Establishments providing domestic or housekeeping assistance are excluded by the general definition above.

Comments:Help on this termNote that national minimum data sets currently include only community health centres and domiciliary nursing services.

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In the current data element, the term establishment is used in a very broad sense to mean bases, whether institutions, organisations or the community from which health services are provided. Thus, the term covers conventional health establishments and also organisations which may provide services in the community.

This metadata item is currently under review by the Establishments Framework Working Group of the Health Data Standards Committee. Recommendations will provide a comprehensive coverage of the health service delivery sector.

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Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

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Is used in the formation of Episode of care—number of psychiatric care days, total N[NNNN] Health, Superseded 11/04/2014, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Supersedes Establishment type, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (31.2 KB)

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Public hospital establishments NMDS Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Public hospital establishments NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P68-Proportion of health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 68-Proportion of health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 68-Proportion of recurrent health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
Used as denominator
National Healthcare Agreement: P67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P68-Proportion of health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 67-Capital expenditure on health and aged care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 68-Proportion of health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 68-Proportion of recurrent health expenditure spent on health research and development, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
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