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Local Hospital Networks DSS 2015-16

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term600241
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/08/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of the Local Hospital Networks data set specification (LHN DSS) is:

  • Local Hospital Networks
  • all public hospital services that are managed by a state or territory health authority and are included in the General list of In-scope Public Hospital Services, which has been developed under the National Health Reform Agreement (2011).

Excluded from the DSS scope are establishments which report to the Public hospital establishments NMDS.

Local Hospital Networks are defined as those entities recognised as such by the relevant state or territory health authority.

Collection and usage attributes

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There is a hierarchy of statistical units used within the LHN DSS. Information is provided at each level:

  • Local Hospital Network
  • State or territory health authority

In the LHN DSS, the term 'establishment' is used to refer to entities reporting at each of the hierarchical levels. Thus, for the purposes of this collection, 'establishment' refers to Local Hospital Networks and state and territory health authorities.

Guide for use:Help on this term

The following are principles of the collection. Jurisdictions should consider these principles when providing data.

  1. Data should be reported by jurisdictions at the level relevant to service management and/or provision.
  2. The DSS should capture and differentiate between in-scope and out-of-scope of the National Health Reform Agreement.
  3. The DSS must specify where data elements are reporting actual data and where they are reporting estimated data.
  4. Where possible, the DSS should align so that it acts as a subset of the Government health expenditure NMDS.
  5. Reporting on expenditure and activity delivered under contract requires less detail than other expenditure and activity.

Actual expenditure and revenue data are expected to be reported at the level at which they appear in the general ledger. Expenditure and revenue data are not expected to be apportioned to a lower level.

Expenditure and revenue data reported to the LHN DSS should reconcile with published financial statements.

Expenditure data are reported in two ways:

The total expenditure by product stream should equal the total expenditure by general ledger line item at both levels of the hierarchy.

For the purposes of the LHN DSS, funding from the Commonwealth, state and territory health authorities and other state and territory government departments is considered to be revenue and should be reported as such.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Some data for this DSS are sourced from the state or territory health authority general ledger. Some other data are maintained by the LHN and are forwarded to the relevant state or territory health authority for inclusion.

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2015
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2016
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Interaction with the Public hospital establishments NMDS

The Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (PHE NMDS) and the LHN DSS work together to collect data on the public hospital system. The two data set specifications collect the same expenditure and revenue data items, but at different levels of the system:

 

Hierarchical level Data collected through
Public hospital establishments PHE NMDS
Local hospital network LHN DSS
Jurisdictional health authority LHN DSS

It is expected that expenditure and revenue data will be reported at the level at which they occur.

In addition to the shared expenditure and revenue data items, each collection has a number of unique items. The PHE NMDS includes items such as establishment location, establishment type and specialised service indicators that do not appear in the LHN DSS. Similarly, the LHN DSS includes gross and net capital expenditure items that do not appear in the PHE NMDS.

It is intended that once the LHN DSS is firmly established, the two collections should be merged into a single NMDS.

Scope links with Health NMDSs

The LHN DSS shares scope with the Government health expenditure NMDS.

Source and reference attributes

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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

Has been superseded by Local Hospital Networks NBEDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

See also Public hospital establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set SpecificationHelp on this term

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-Full-time equivalent staffing data element clusterMandatory10
-Recurrent contracted care expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Recurrent non-salary expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element clusterMandatory1
-Revenue data element clusterMandatory1
-Total recurrent expenditure on National Health Reform Agreement product streams data element clusterMandatory1
-Available bed—admitted contracted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—data estimated indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (buildings and building services) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (constructions) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (information technology) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (intangible assets) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (land) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (major medical equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (other equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (transport) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (computer equipment/installations) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (intangible assets) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (land and buildings) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (major medical equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (other capital expenditure) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—gross capital expenditure (plant and other equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (buildings and building services) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (constructions) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (information technology) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (intangible assets) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (land) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (major medical equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (other equipment) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—net capital expenditure (accrual accounting) (transport) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
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