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Public hospital establishments data element cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term706483
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/10/2018
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The scope of the Public hospital establishments (PHE) data element cluster is establishment-level data for public acute and psychiatric hospitals, and alcohol and drug treatment centres. All activity, recurrent expenditure and related revenue in the public hospital's General Ledger are in-scope, regardless of whether all components are a 'public hospital service' under the National Health Reform Agreement (2011) (NHRA).

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 also not included.

Collection and usage attributes

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PHE

Guide for use:Help on this term

The following are principles of the collection. States and territories should consider these principles when providing data.

  1. The PHE data element cluster should capture and differentiate between in-scope and out-of-scope of the NHRA.
  2. The PHE data element cluster must specify where financial data elements are reporting actual data and where they are reporting estimated data.
  3. Where possible, the PHE data element cluster 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 data element cluster should maintain the ability to report time series data from previous years.

Recurrent expenditure and related revenue data reported to the PHE data element cluster should reconcile with published financial statements.

Expenditure data are reported in two ways:

The total recurrent expenditure by product stream should equal the total recurrent expenditure by general ledger line item.

For the purposes of the PHE data element cluster, funding from the Australian Government, 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 data element cluster 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 term01/07/2018
Comments:Help on this term

Interaction with the Local Hospital Networks and State or territory health authority data element clusters

The PHE, LHN and State or territory health authority data element clusters work together to collect data on the public hospital system. The three data set specifications collect the same types of expenditure and revenue data items, but at different levels of the system:

Hierarchical level Data collected through
Public hospital establishments PHE component
Local Hospital Network LHN component
State or territory health authority State or territory component

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

In addition to the shared expenditure and revenue data items, the PHE data element cluster includes items such as establishment location, establishment type and specialised service indicators that do not appear in the other data element clusters.

Scope links with other NMDSs

The PHE NMDS shares scope with the following other hospital NMDSs, and 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 hospital aggregate NMDS
  • Non-admitted patient emergency department care NMDS

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Local Hospital Networks data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 14/09/2017, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

See also Local Hospital Networks data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/10/2018

Supersedes Public hospital establishments data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 14/09/2017, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

See also State or territory health authority data element cluster Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 14/09/2017, ACT Health, Final 10/08/2018

See also State or territory health authority data element cluster Health, Standard 17/10/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/10/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 17/10/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/10/2018

Parent DSS specific attributes +

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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 2016) 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—acquired immune deficiency syndrome unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—acute renal dialysis unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—acute spinal cord injury unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—alcohol and drug unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—bone marrow transplantation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—burns unit level III indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—cardiac surgery unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—clinical genetics unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—comprehensive epilepsy centre indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—coronary care unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—diabetes unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—domiciliary care service indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—establishment type, sector and services provided code AN.N{.N}Mandatory1
-Establishment—geriatric assessment unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—heart lung transplantation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—hospice care unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—in-vitro fertilisation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Independent Hospital Pricing Authority funding designation, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—infectious diseases unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—intensive care unit level III indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—liver transplantation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—maintenance renal dialysis centre indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—major plastic/reconstructive surgery unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—neonatal intensive care unit level III indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—neurosurgical unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—nursing home care unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—obstetric/maternity unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—oncology unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNNMandatory1
-Establishment—pancreas transplantation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—psychiatric unit/ward indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—rehabilitation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—renal transplantation unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—sleep centre indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—specialist paediatric unit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Establishment—teaching hospital affiliation with university indicator, teaching status code NMandatory1
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