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Service Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017, ACT1 - National Weighted Activity Units, 2017

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNWAU17 Admitted Patients Monthly Results (Number)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term675889
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019
Description:Help on this term

National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU), developed by the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA), measures hospital activity using a common unit of activity, termed NWAU.

The activity unit for 2017-18 onward will be the NWAU.  The version of NWAU is 17 which denotes the financial period 2017-18.   This NWAU will be used to cost all ED activity and Outpatients activities and price Admitted Patient activity.

For the purpose of the NWAU measure, only the Admitted Patient activity of the following splits are counted.

  • Acute Admitted
  • Mental Health
  • Sub-acute/non-acute
Indicator set:Help on this termService Agreement - Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania: 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 28/03/2019

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Sum of NWAU17 for Admitted Patients activity within the reporting period.  Refer to Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) website and document titled National Efficient Price (NEP) for calculation rules.

The indicator is presented as a number.

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Sum of NWAU National Weighted Activity Units

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Number of NWAU

Denominator:Help on this term

No denominator

Disaggregation:Help on this term
Specified disaggregation: Hospital and reporting month
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—organisation identifier, (Tasmanian) identifier NNNN

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termInteger
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
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Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this term
  • 2017-18 Service Agreement
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