Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2015-18
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The purpose of the Hospital teaching, training and research activities National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) is to collect information about teaching, training and research activities, funded by the states and territories, that are associated with Australian public hospitals.
For the purposes of this NBEDS, the term 'teaching and training' refers to the activities provided by or on behalf of a public health service to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, or the development of skills. These activities must be required for an individual to:
in the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, midwifery or allied health.
For the purposes of this NBEDS, the term 'research' refers to the activities undertaken in a public health service where the primary objective is the advancement of knowledge that ultimately aims to improve consumer and patient health outcomes and/or health system performance. The activity must be undertaken in a structured and ethical way, be formally approved by a research governance or ethics body, and have potential for application outside of the health service in which the activity is undertaken.
For activity based funding purposes, the definition of research relates to the public health service's contribution to maintain research capability, excluding the costs of research activities that are funded from a source other than the state or territory or provided in kind.
It is intended that the NBEDS 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 NBEDS is establishment level data on teaching, training and research activities which occur in public hospitals.
Collection and usage attributes
Public hospital establishments
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:||01/07/2015|
Scope links with other NMDSs
Public hospital establishments NMDS
Glossary terms that are relevant to this data set specification are included here.
This data set specification was formerly named the Hospital teaching, training and research activities data set specification (DSS) 2015-.
The name was revised to the Hospital teaching, training and research activities National Best Endeavours Data Set 2015- on 31 October 2016 following the National Health Information Standards and Statistics Committee decision in March 2016 that all current data sets designated as ‘data set specifications’ be distributed into one of two categories from 1 July 2016:
Following this decision, all data set specifications required for activity based funding were redesignated as National Best Endeavours Data Sets.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
Health Workforce Australia 2013. Clinical Training 2012. Viewed 23 July 2013, https://www.hwa.gov.au/sites/uploads/
Medical Training Review Panel 2012. Medical Training Review Panel Fifteenth Report. Viewed 23 July 2013, http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/
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Supersedes Hospital teaching and training activities DSS 2014-15 Health, Retired 31/10/2017, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 27/11/2017
Has been superseded by Hospital teaching, training and research activities NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 27/11/2017