Establishment—teaching hospital affiliation with university indicator, teaching status code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Teaching status
METeOR identifier:642849
Registration status:Health, Standard 03/11/2016
ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018
Definition:

An indicator that teaching, associated with a university, is a major program activity of the establishment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Establishment—teaching hospital affiliation with university indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
Supplementary values:
9Unknown

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

In this context, teaching relates to teaching hospitals affiliated with universities providing undergraduate medical education as advised by the relevant state health authority.

Comments:

The initial intention based on the Taskforce on National Hospital Statistics approach had been to have non-direct care activity indicators for all of the following non-direct patient care activities:

  1. teaching
  2. research
  3. group or community contacts
  4. public health activities
  5. mobile centre and/or part-time service.

However, the Resources Working Party decided to delete 2, 3, 4 and 5 and place the emphasis on teaching where teaching (associated with a university) was a major program activity of the hospital. The working party took the view that it was extremely difficult to identify research activities in health institutions because many staff consider that they do research as part of their usual duties. The research indicator was thus deleted and the teaching indicator was agreed to relate to teaching hospitals affiliated with universities providing undergraduate medical education, as advised by the relevant state health authority. If a teaching hospital is identified by a Yes/no indicator then it is not necessary to worry about research (based on the assumption that if you have teaching, you have research).

Source and reference attributes

Origin:

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Establishment—teaching status (university affiliation), code N Health, Superseded 03/11/2016

Supersedes Teaching status, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.1 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 18/12/2019

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 +