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Public hospital establishments NMDS 2016–17

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term615835
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 03/11/2016
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

The scope of the Public hospital establishments national minimum data set (PHE NMDS) is establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centres.

Similar data for private hospitals and free-standing day hospital facilities are collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the Private Health Establishments Collection.

Hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised acute medical or surgical care are included. Hospitals operated by the Australian Defence Force, corrections authorities and Australia's external territories are not currently included.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Help on this term

Public hospital establishment

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

  1. The PHE NMDS should capture and differentiate between in-scope and out-of-scope of the National Health Reform Agreement.
  2. The PHE NMDS must specify where financial data elements are reporting actual data and where they are reporting estimated data.
  3. Where possible, the PHE NMDS should align with the Government health expenditure NMDS (GHE NMDS), so it is able to function as a subset of the GHE NMDS if required.
  4. Reporting on expenditure relating to contracted care requires less detail than other expenditure.
  5. Where possible, the changes to the PHE NMDS should maintain the ability to report time series data from previous years.

Expenditure and revenue data reported to the PHE NMDS 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.

For the purposes of the PHE NMDS, 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 NMDS are sourced from the state or territory health authority general ledger. Some other data are maintained at the Local Hospital Network (LHN) or hospital 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 term01/07/2016
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2017
Comments:Help on this term

Interaction with the Local Hospital Networks National Best Endeavours Data Set (LHN NBEDS)

Together the PHE NMDS and the LHN NBEDS define information 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 NBEDS
State and territory health authority LHN NBEDS

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 NBEDS. Similarly, the LHN NBEDS includes gross and net capital expenditure items that do not appear in the PHE NMDS.

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

Scope links with other NMDSs

The PHE NMDS shares scope with other hospital NMDSs as well as other establishment and expenditure collections:

  • Admitted patient care NMDS
  • Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS
  • Government health expenditure NMDS
  • Mental health establishments NMDS
  • Non-admitted patient care aggregated NMDS
  • Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS

As part of the rationalisation of national minimum data sets the Public hospital establishment address details data set specification merged with the PHE NMDS 2016–17.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Local Hospital Networks NBEDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

Has been superseded by Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Supersedes Public hospital establishment address details DSS Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

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

Has been superseded by Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Address details clusterMandatory7
-Full-time equivalent staffing data element clusterMandatory1
-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
-Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Available bed—admitted contracted care, average number of beds N[N(7).N]Mandatory1
-Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care, average number of beds N[N(7).N]Mandatory1
-Available bed—same-day admitted care, average number of beds N[N(7).N]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—data estimated indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N}Mandatory1
-Establishment—Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acquired immune deficiency syndrome unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acute renal dialysis unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (acute spinal cord injury unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (alcohol and drug unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (bone marrow transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (burns unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (cardiac surgery unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (clinical genetics unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (comprehensive epilepsy centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (coronary care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (diabetes unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (domiciliary care service), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (geriatric assessment unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (heart, lung transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (hospice care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (in-vitro fertilisation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (infectious diseases unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (intensive care unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (liver transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (maintenance renal dialysis centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (major plastic/reconstructive surgery unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (neonatal intensive care unit (level III)), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (neurosurgical unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (nursing home care unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (obstetric/maternity), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (oncology unit) (cancer treatment), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (pancreas transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (psychiatric unit/ward), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (rehabilitation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (renal transplantation unit), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (sleep centre), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialised service indicator (specialist paediatric), yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—teaching status (university affiliation), code NMandatory1
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