Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Hospital identifier|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
A unique identifier for a hospital, as represented by a combination of numeric and/or alphabetic characters.
|Data Element Concept:||Hospital—hospital identifier|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||5|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The complete identifier string, including State/Territory identifier, Region identifier, Organisation identifier and Hospital identifier, should be a unique code for the hospital in that state/territory.
The management of mental health services across a jurisdiction or area may result in a number of separate Specialised mental health service organisations reporting various mental health service units from a single hospital entity. In these cases, the Hospital identifier should be identical across all entries for the same hospital, within the same jurisdiction, regardless of the overarching organisational reporting structure.
The Hospital identifier should be identical to the Organisation identifier component, of the Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian) reported to the Local Hospital Networks/Public hospital establishments NMDS.
A Specialised mental health service organisation may consist of one or more clusters of service units providing services in admitted patient, residential and ambulatory settings. For example, a Specialised mental health service organisation may consist of several hospitals (clusters of admitted patient service units) and/or ambulatory or residential service unit clusters (for example, a cluster of child and adolescent ambulatory service units, and a cluster of aged residential service units).
To allow service units to be individually identified, but still also to be identified as part of a hospital (for the admitted patient service setting), or as part of another type of cluster (e.g. other cluster types for ambulatory or residential service setting), a separate reporting level called Hospital for admitted patient service units and Service unit cluster for ambulatory service units and residential service units is necessary.
The concept of hospital only applies to admitted service units. The equivalent entity for the grouping of ambulatory and residential service units is cluster.
Where applicable, service unit reporting structures should be identical between all mental health collections (e.g., Mental Health National Minimum Data Sets and the Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC)).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
See also Establishment—Activity based funding organisation identifier, NNX[X]NNNNN Health, Standard 12/12/2018
See also Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN Health, Standard 01/03/2005, WA Health, Endorsed 19/03/2015, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012, Indigenous, Draft 18/10/2012, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 30/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018
See also Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNN Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Supersedes Hospital—hospital identifier, XXXXX Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
See also Mental health organisation type code NN Health, Standard 17/01/2020
See also Mental health organisation type code NN Health, Candidate 06/10/2021
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 20/01/2021
Mental health establishments NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021
Mental health establishments NMDS 2022–23 Health, Candidate 08/10/2021