Available bed—admitted contracted care, average number of beds N[N(7).N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Average available beds for admitted contracted care
METeOR identifier:616011
Registration status:Health, Standard 04/08/2016
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018
Definition:The number of beds available to care for admitted patients that an establishment provides via contractual arrangements with private hospitals.
Data Element Concept:Available bed—admitted contracted care

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Average
Data type:Number
Format:N[N(7).N]
Maximum character length:9
Unit of measure:Bed

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Average available beds, rounded to the nearest decimal or whole number.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Where available, actual data should be reported.

Where actual data are not available, this measure can be calculated by dividing the total contracted patient days by the number of days in the period, e.g. in a normal year, a hospital records 4000 contracted care patient days – the average available contracted care beds would be 4000/365 = 11.0.
Collection methods:Beds exclusively or predominantly for overnight-stay admitted care and same-day admitted care are collected and reported.
Comments:This data element is necessary to provide an indicator of the availability of admitted patient care provided under contracted care arrangements by an establishment.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:PHE NMDS Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Available bed—admitted contracted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N] Health, Superseded 04/08/2016

See also Establishment—data estimated indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 11/04/2014, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Local Hospital Networks data element cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Local Hospital Networks data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Local Hospital Networks data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Local Hospital Networks NBEDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Public hospital establishments NMDS 2016–17 Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

DSS specific attributes +

State or territory health authority data element cluster Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

DSS specific attributes +

State or territory health authority data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

DSS specific attributes +

State or territory health authority data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +