Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 07/02/2013|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The scope of the Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (NMDS) is establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, including hospitals operated for or by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, and alcohol and drug treatment centres.
Similar data for private hospitals and free standing day hospital facilities is collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Private Health Establishments Collection.
Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included. Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included.
Collection and usage attributes
Public hospital establishments.
Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative and clinical record systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).
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:||01/07/2012|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2013|
Scope links with other NMDSs
Episodes of care for admitted patients which occur partly or fully in designated psychiatric units of public acute hospitals or in public psychiatric hospitals:
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
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See also Public hospital establishment address details DSS Health, Superseded 04/08/2016
Supersedes Public hospital establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015
Has been superseded by Public hospital establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 11/04/2014