The Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) data collection is a legislated data collection for all private health insurance funded admitted patient separations for which private health insurers have paid benefits. The data is collected by public and private hospitals, including day facilities, and then supplied to private health insurers, who in turn then submit the data to the Department of Health and Aged Care.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/07/2010 to 30/06/2022

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

De-identified information on admitted patient separations including information on patient demographics, clinical information, hospital charges, medical services, medical charges, prosthetic items, prosthetic charges, private health insurance and Medicare benefits, and consumer out-of-pocket expenses.


Admin data

Metadata information

HCP data specifications

Contact email

[email protected]

*Data collection with restricted access