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Service Plan - Department of Health Tasmania: 2019, National Weighted Activity Units (NWAUs), 2019

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termNWAU19 monthly results
METeOR identifier:Help on this term717933
Registration status:Help on this termTasmanian Health, Endorsed 24/07/2019
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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 2019-20 onward will be the NWAU.  The version of NWAU is 19 which denotes the financial period 2019-20.  This NWAU will be used to cost all emergency department, outpatients activities and price admitted patient activities.

For the purpose of the NWAU measure, only the admitted patient activities of the following splits are counted.

  • Acute Admitted
  • Mental Health
  • Sub-acute/non-acute

Collection and usage attributes

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Sum of NWAU19 for emergency department, outpatients activities and price admitted patient activities 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 within the reporting period

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Number of NWAU

Denominator:Help on this term

No denominator

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCount
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termService event
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NNN[NNN].NN

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Service Agreement - Department of Health Tasmania: 2018, National Weighted Activity Units, 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 24/07/2019

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