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Establishment (mental health)—full-time equivalent staff (paid), total N[NNN{.N}]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff (mental health)—all staff
METeOR identifier:Help on this term296553
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 11/04/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe aggregate full-time equivalent staff units paid for all staffing categories within a mental health establishment.

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Data element concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269927
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 11/04/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe aggregate full-time equivalent staff units paid for all staffing categories within an establishment.
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Health expenditure:

To assist in analyses of the resource use and activity of health services. Inclusion of these data, classified by staffing category, allows analysis of costs per unit of labour and analysis of staffing inputs against hospital or service unit outputs.

Object class:Help on this termEstablishment
Property:Help on this termFull-time equivalent staff

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Total full-time equivalent staff N[NNN{.N}]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270748
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/12/2004
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/10/2017
Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termTotal number of full-time equivalent units.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN{.N}]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termFull-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:Help on this term1

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The total is to be calculated from pay period figures. The length of the pay period is assumed to be a fortnight.

Full-time equivalent staff units are the on-job hours paid for (including overtime) and hours of paid leave of any type for a staff member (or contract employee where applicable) divided by the number of ordinary-time hours normally paid for a full-time staff member when on the job (or contract employee where applicable) under the relevant award or agreement for the staff member (or contract employee occupation where applicable). Hours of unpaid leave are to be excluded.

Contract staff employed through an agency are included where the contract is for the supply of labour (e.g. nursing) rather than of products (e.g. photocopier maintenance). In the former case, the contract would normally specify the amount of labour supplied and could be reported as full-time equivalent units.

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Data on full-time equivalent staffing numbers by category should be consistent with data on salaries and wages by staffing category. If the full-time equivalent for contract staff is not collected then salaries for those contract staff should be included in other recurrent expenditure data items.

Where staff provide services to more than one hospital (for Public hospitals NMDS) or service unit (for Mental health establishments NMDS), full-time equivalent staff members should be apportioned between all establishments to which services are provided on the basis of hours paid for in each (salary costs should be apportioned on the same basis).

Comments:Help on this termThis metadata item was amended during 1996-97. Until then, both average and end of year counts of full-time equivalent staff were included, and the end of year counts used as surrogates for the average counts if the latter were unavailable. The average count is more useful for accurate analysis of staffing inputs for establishment outputs and for assessments and comparisons of labour costs.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termNational Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

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Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (carer consultants), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (consumer consultants), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (diagnostic and health professionals), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (domestic and other staff), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (enrolled nurses), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other personal care staff), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (registered nurses), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Is formed using Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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