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Hospital—hospital peer group

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term584663
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 13/10/2016
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Definition:Help on this termA health care facility that has been compared to other similar hospitals. This minimises the effect of different hospital size, service provision and rurality when comparing hospitals.

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Object class:Hospital
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A health care facility established under Commonwealth, state or territory legislation as a hospital or a free-standing day procedure unit, and authorised to provide treatment and/or care to patients.

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Admitted patient care, admitted patient palliative care, admitted patient mental health care and public hospital establishments.

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A hospital thus defined may be located at one physical site or may be a multicampus hospital. A multicampus hospital treats movements of patients between sites as ward transfers.

For the purposes of these definitions, the term hospital includes satellite units managed and staffed by the hospital.

This definition includes, but is not limited to, hospitals as recognised under Australian Health Care Agreements.

Residential aged care services as approved under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwlth) or equivalent state legislation are excluded from this definition.

This definition includes entities with multipurpose facilities (e.g. those which contain both recognised and non-recognised components).

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National Health Data Committee

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Property:Hospital peer group
Definition:Help on this termA hospital peer group consists of hospitals of a similar size (major, large, medium, or small) or geographical location. Peer groups allow hospitals to be compared to other similar hospitals. This minimises the effect of different hospital size, service provision and rurality when comparing hospitals.
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Hospital—hospital peer group, modified code N National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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