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Government health expenditure NMDS 2009-14

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term376403
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/12/2013
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of this dataset is direct government and government-funded expenditure on health and health–related goods and services.

The purpose of this NMDS is to provide an enhanced understanding of the overall financial resources (recurrent and capital) used by the health system, and of unit costs and performance; to enable greater comparability of health expenditure data between jurisdictions and over time; and to provide a more efficient compilation of national reports and analyses on government funded health expenditure.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termProviders of health or health related goods and services or non-health services that support the health services industry; health or health related functions; and the sources of funds for these providers or functions.
Guide for use:Help on this term

The GHE NMDS consists of 5 mandatory data clusters and 1 conditional data cluster.

The first two data elements named in each data cluster form one of the two axes of a matrix that combine to provide all data in Australian dollars.

Data are to be reported in Australian dollars except when reporting the State/Territory identifier of the Jurisdiction.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Data are collected by a number of providers from their administrative systems and forwarded to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).

Hospitals forward data obtained from patient administrative and clinical record systems to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly). Other data are obtained either directly from annual reports or through surveys.

National reporting arrangements

State and Territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated:

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2009
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2014
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Scope links with other NMDSs

  • National Public Hospital Establishments NMDS
  • Mental Health Establishments NMDS

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termHealth Expenditure Advisory Committee

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Government health expenditure NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

Has been superseded by Government health expenditure NMDS 2014- Health, Standard 04/12/2013, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Government health expenditure organisation revenue data element clusterMandatory1
2Government health expenditure organisation expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
3Government health expenditure organisation expenditure purchase of goods and services data element clusterMandatory1
4Government health expenditure organisation expenditure employee related data element clusterMandatory1
5Government health expenditure organisation expenditure capital consumption data element clusterMandatory1
6Government health expenditure function revenue data element clusterConditional1
7Jurisdiction—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
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