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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 QS

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Metadata item type:Help on this termQuality Statement
METeOR identifier:Help on this term449089
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/12/2012

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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care facilities as a proportion of capital consumption expenditure on health and aged care facilities, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

Data quality

Quality statement summary:Help on this term

·   The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) health expenditure database is a comprehensive collection of expenditure data across all jurisdictions, and the private sector, and encompasses all areas of health expenditure from hospitals to medical services to public health activities.

·   The indicator includes expenditure on publicly owned and/or controlled health and aged care facilities only. A very small amount of capital expenditure for the community aged care sector by State health authorities has been excluded, as it is so small it would be unreliable to report it.

·   Expenditure by local government and non-government providers of health and aged care services are excluded.

Institutional environment:Help on this term

The AIHW has calculated this indicator.

The AIHW is an independent statutory authority within the Health and Ageing portfolio, which is accountable to the Parliament of Australia through the Minister. For further information see the AIHW website.

For information on the institutional environment of the ABS, please see the ABS Institutional Environment.

Timeliness:Help on this term

The reference period for this data set is 2008‑09.

Accessibility:Help on this term

The data that are used in the development of this indicator are sourced from the AIHW’s health expenditure database. The AIHW publishes a number of products that draw upon its health expenditure database. Published products available on the AIHW website are:

·   Health expenditure Australia and associated Excel tables.

·   Interactive data cubes

Interpretability:Help on this term

Supporting information on the quality and use of data from the Institute’s health expenditure database are published annually in Health expenditure Australia.

Relevance:Help on this term

The AIHW health expenditure database is a comprehensive collection of expenditure data across all jurisdictions, and the private sector, and encompasses all areas of health expenditure from hospitals to medical services to public health activities.

Capital expenditure represents additions to the gross capital stock for the health and aged care sector. Capital consumption (depreciation) represents subtractions from the gross capital stock. The ratio of the two therefore gives an indication of whether the gross capital stock is increasing or decreasing.

GFS enables policy makers and users to analyse the financial operations and financial position of the public sector by the level of government, institutional sector or set of transactions.

Capital expenditure by Victoria as reported does not take account of projects completed under the Partnership Victoria policy for the design, construction, finance and maintenance of major public hospitals by private consortiums. Since 2004-05, the Royal Women's and Casey hospitals have been constructed. Currently, the Royal Children's Hospital is under construction and is expected to open in 2011. When the hospital is completed the underlying arrangements are recognised by the hospital through a finance lease. There is no capital expenditure by the State, however; the department's 2008-09 accounts recognise total expenditure commitments of $5734.9b for these projects, and similar arrangements that apply for the Mildura and St. Vincent's hospitals.
Accuracy:Help on this term

National and State/Territory estimates of capital expenditure and capital consumption for 2008-09 were derived from the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) series published by the ABS.

The system of GFS provides details of revenues, expenses, cash flows and assets and liabilities of the Australian public sector and comprises units which are owned by the Commonwealth, state and local governments. The Australian system of GFS is designed to provide statistical information on public sector entities in Australia classified in a uniform and systematic way.

The system of GFS is based on international standards set out in the System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA93) and the International Monetary Fund's Government Finance Statistics Manual 2001.

The main influence on the accuracy of the ABS Government Finance Statistics data is non-sampling error. Non-sampling error arises from inaccuracies in collecting, recording and processing the data. The most significant of these errors are misreporting of data and processing errors. Every effort is made by the ABS to minimise error by working closely with data providers, training processing staff and having efficient data processing procedures.

For practical reasons the ABS does not attempt to cover all economic activity of the public sector. Under-coverage can arise because units are omitted or because some activities are not covered. This only occurs when the economic activity of these units is relatively insignificant.

Revisions are made as required as a result of new and updated information available from providers.

Coherence:Help on this term

The data here are consistent with what are published in Health expenditure Australia.

Data products

Implementation start date:Help on this term15/06/2011

Relational attributes

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Supersedes 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 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by 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 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

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