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Local Hospital Network

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
Synonymous names:Help on this termLHN
METeOR identifier:Help on this term491016
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/02/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
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One of a number of separate legal entities established by each Australian state/territory government in order to devolve operational management for public hospitals, and accountability for local service delivery, to the local level.

Local Hospital Networks (LHNs) directly manage single or small groups of public hospital services and their budgets, and are directly responsible for hospital performance under the Performance and Accountability Framework outlined in Schedule D of the National Health Reform Agreement 2011.

Most LHNs are responsible for the provision of public hospital services in a defined geographical area, but in some jurisdictions a small number of LHNs provide services across a number of areas.

Some jurisdictions have their own local names for the areas and administrative units known nationally as Local Hospital Networks. For example, in New South Wales they are known as 'Local Health Districts', in Queensland they are known as 'Hospital and Health Services', in South Australia they are known as 'Local Health Networks', and in Tasmania they are known as 'Tasmanian Health Organisations'.

Source and reference attributes

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COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2011.The National Health Reform Agreement 2011. Canberra: COAG. Viewed 5 September 2012, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/
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Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 30/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 13/06/2018

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient care aggregate NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/07/2018

Activity based funding: Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 17/07/2018

Acute coronary syndromes: 2a-Proportion of ambulances equipped with 12-lead ECG Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 1a-Assessment by ambulance services Health, Candidate 14/03/2017

Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 1b-Assessment in the emergency department Health, Candidate 14/03/2017

Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 2a-Transport to a hospital able to provide thrombolysis Health, Candidate 14/03/2017

Acute stroke clinical care standard indicators: 3a-Proportion of patients with a final diagnosis of acute stroke who have documented treatment in a stroke unit Health, Candidate 14/03/2017

Allied health non-admitted patient NBPDS Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018

Clinical care standard indicators: acute coronary syndromes Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Clinical care standard indicators: antimicrobial stewardship Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Clinical care standard indicators: heavy menstrual bleeding Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Candidate 04/09/2018

Clinical care standard indicators: hip fracture Health, Standard 12/09/2016
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Superseded 18/06/2018

Clinical care standard indicators: hip fracture 2018 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 15/05/2018

Clinical care standard indicators: osteoarthritis of the knee Health, Standard 02/08/2017

Clinical care standard indicators: venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Standard 11/10/2018

Delirium clinical care standard indicators: 7b-Proportion of older patients with current or resolved delirium who are readmitted for delirium within 28 days Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier Health, Standard 07/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Hip fracture care clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion of patients with a hip fracture readmitted to hospital with another femoral fracture within 12 months of admission from initial hip fracture Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Hip fracture care clinical care standard indicators: 6b-Proportion of patients with a hip fracture readmitted to hospital with another femoral fracture within 12 months of admission from initial hip fracture Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 27/06/2018

Hospital teaching and training activities cluster Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017

Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 27/06/2018

Hospital—Local Hospital Network identifier Health, Standard 07/02/2013

Hospital—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNN Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Indicators of effectiveness Health, Standard 12/09/2016

Local Hospital Network identifier Health, Standard 07/02/2013
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Local Hospital Network identifier Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN Health, Standard 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Local Hospital Network identifier code NNN Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Local Hospital Networks DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

Local Hospital Networks DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

Local Hospital Networks NBEDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

Medicare Local National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

Medicare Local identifier National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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

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

Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standardisation pending 05/12/2018

Mental health organisation type code NN Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Mental health organisation type code NN Health, Standard 28/02/2017

Mental health organisation type, code N Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 24/10/2014

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018
ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

Non-admitted patient care hospital aggregate NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 20/09/2018

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 13/09/2014

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient care Local Hospital Network aggregate NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 20/09/2018

Non-admitted patient DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

Non-admitted patient DSS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 23/07/2014

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 10/09/2015

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Standard 25/01/2018

Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Standardisation pending 27/11/2018

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