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ABF Data Set Specifications

As part of Activity Based Funding the IHPA has been given responsibility for relevant data set specifications. These specifications have been agreed by a number of working groups in collaboration with IHPA and the METeOR versions of the data set specifications (DSS) can be accessed via the following links:

To search for data items registered as standards in the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority see the links below:


Registered by IHPA
Item types Registration Status
Data set specifications

Standard data sets


Data elements

Standard data elements



Standard classifications