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Establishment—revenue (recoveries) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termRevenue—recoveries
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269974
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/12/2007
Definition:Help on this termAll revenue received in Australian dollars for a financial year, that is in the nature of a recovery of expenditure incurred.

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Data element concept:Establishment—revenue (recoveries)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269417
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/12/2007
Definition:Help on this term

All revenue received that is in the nature of a recovery of expenditure incurred. This would include:

  • income received from the provision of meals and accommodation to members of staff of the hospital (assuming it is possible to separate this from income from the provision of meals and accommodation to visitors;
  • income received from the use of hospital facilities by salaried medical officers exercising their rights of private practice and by private practitioners treating private patients in hospital; and
  • other recoveries such as those relating to inter-hospital services where the revenue relates to a range of different costs and cannot be clearly offset against any particular cost.

Generally, gross revenues should be reported but, where inter-hospital payments for transfers of goods and services are made, offsetting practices are acceptable to avoid double counting. Where a range of inter-hospital transfers of goods and services is involved and it is not possible to allocate the offsetting revenue against particular expenditure categories, then it is acceptable to bring that revenue in through recoveries.

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Health expenditure:

Recoveries represent a significant source of income for many establishments and, as well as assisting in completing the picture in any health financing studies or analysis at the national level, are relevant in relation to the determination of net costs and output costs.

Object class:Help on this termEstablishment
Property:Help on this termRevenue

Value domain attributes

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Value domain:Total Australian currency N[N(8)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270563
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
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Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of Australian dollars.

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termCurrency
Format:Help on this termN[N(8)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term9
Unit of measure:Help on this termAustralian currency (AU$)

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Guide for use:Help on this term

Record as currency up to hundreds of millions of dollars. Rounded to nearest whole dollar.

This metadata item relates to all revenue received by establishments except for general revenue payments received from state or territory governments.

Comments:Help on this term

The Resources Working Party had considered splitting recoveries into staff meals and accommodation, and use of hospital facilities (private practice) and other recoveries.

Some states had felt that use of facilities was too sensitive as a separate identifiable item in a national minimum data set. Additionally, it was considered that total recoveries was an adequate category for health financing analysis purposes at the national level.

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

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Has been superseded by Establishment—revenue (recoveries) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Health, Standard 05/12/2007

Supersedes Recoveries, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.9 KB)

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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