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Hospital teaching and training activities DSS 2014-15

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term534706
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 31/10/2017
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The purpose of the Hospital teaching and training activities DSS is to collect information about teaching and training activities, funded by the states and territories, that are associated with Australian public hospitals.

It is intended that the DSS will capture those activities that are unique to hospital delivery and thus activities that set hospitals apart in terms of cost.

The scope of the DSS is establishment level data on teaching and training activities which occur in activity based funded hospitals.

It is anticipated that additional data elements pertaining to research data will be added to the DSS in future years. Research data will not be collected in the first year of the DSS's implementation as a data standard.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this termPublic hospital establishments
Collection methods:Help on this term

Data are collected at each hospital from patient administrative, financial and other systems. Hospitals forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (for example, monthly).

Professional entry student clinical placement hours data are collected from higher education providers by Health Workforce Australia using a survey method. Prevocational and vocational medical graduate data are also compiled by Health Workforce Australia.

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for national collation, on an annual basis.

State and territory health authorities may source professional entry student clinical placement hours data from Health Workforce Australia to meet the requirements of this DSS.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Where students undertake training across financial years, activity should be attributed to the applicable financial year. The principle should be applied that no activity is to be double-counted or included in multiple financial years.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2014
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2015
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Scope links with other NMDSs

Public hospital establishments NMDS

Glossary items

Some previous data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Glossary items are available online through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition, links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are listed below.

Activity based funding

Clinical placement

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority
Reference documents:Help on this term

Health Workforce Australia 2013. Clinical Training 2012. Viewed 23 July 2013,

Medical Training Review Panel 2012. Medical Training Review Panel Fifteenth Report. Viewed 23 July 2013,

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2015-18 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
2Professional entry health professional student clusterConditional1
3New health professional graduate clusterConditional1
4Health professional graduate trainee clusterConditional1
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