Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer workers), average NNNN.NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Full-time equivalent staff—mental health consumer workers
METeOR identifier:450821
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:

The average number of full-time equivalent staff units paid for all mental health consumer workers within an establishment.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer workers)
METeOR identifier:450824
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:

The aggregate full-time equivalent staff units paid for all mental health consumer workers within an establishment.

Context:

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:Establishment
Property:Full-time equivalent staff

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Full-time equivalent mental health consumer worker 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.

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Average full-time equivalent staff NNNN.NN
METeOR identifier:426709
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2011
ACT Health, Final 16/08/2018
Definition:A numeric value representing the arithmetic mean of full-time equivalent units.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Average
Data type:Number
Format:NNNN.NN
Maximum character length:6
Unit of measure:Full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
Unit of measure precision:2

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Mental health consumer workers are persons employed (or engaged via contract) on a part-time or full-time basis, i.e. the person received a salary or contract fee on a regular basis. It does not refer to arrangements where the consumer worker only received reimbursements of expenses or occasional sitting fees for attendance at meetings.

Mental health consumer workers employed at the jurisdictional or regional level are considered in-scope and should be apportioned between all establishments, as deemed appropriate by the jurisdiction.

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

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 establishment, full-time equivalent staff figures 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:This 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

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 20/01/2021

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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