This collection includes the major national hospitals databases held by the AIHW:

  • National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a compilation of episode-level records from admitted patient morbidity data collection systems in Australian public and private hospitals.
  • National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED) holds information on public hospital resources and includes information reported for public hospitals, Local hospital networks (LHNs) and state and territory health authorities.
  • National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD) is a compilation of episode-level records (including waiting times for care) for non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in selected public hospitals.
  • National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) holds episode-level information on patients added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by public hospitals.
  • National Non-Admitted Patient Care (aggregate) Database (NNAP(agg)D) holds clinic‑level information on non-admitted patient care provided by public hospitals, LHNs and selected other public hospital services managed by state and territory health authorities.
  • National Non-admitted Patient (episode-level) Database (NNAP(el)D) holds episode-level information on non-admitted patient care provided by public hospitals, LHNs and selected other public hospital services managed by state and territory health authorities.
Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1993 to 30 June 2016

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

  • publications
  • data cubes
  • summary tables published in electronic form
  • statistics
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).
  • restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of other data in this holding

Data scope

Scope of data held under the National Hospitals Data Collection vary by database and over time. Refer to the relevant metadata for more information.
 

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

METeOR NMDS and DSS information:

NHMD:
Admitted patient care NMDS 2015-16

NPHED:

Public hospital establishments NMDS 2015-16 

Local hospital networks DSS 2015-16

NNAPEDCD:

Non-admitted emergency department care NMDS 2015-16

Non-admitted patient care DSS 2015-16

NESWTDC:

Elective surgery waiting times NMDS

NNAP(agg)D:

Non-admitted patient aggregate NMDS 2015-16

Non-admitted patient Local Hospital Network aggregate DSS 2015-16

NNAP(el)D:

Non-admitted patient DSS 2015-16

DQS for individual databases on METeOR.

External links and information 

Data for this collection are published regularly in the Australian hospital statistics suite of reports and related products.

Contact

[email protected]