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This collection includes the major national hospitals databases held by the AIHW, including:
From 1 July 1993 to 30 June 2018
National and state
Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of other data in this holding.
The scope of data held under the National Hospitals Data Collection vary by database and over time. Please refer to the relevant metadata for further information.
Data set specifications
Non-Admitted Patient Emergency Department Care 2018–19 specifications (v 1.2)
Elective Surgery Waiting Times Census and Removals 2018–19 specification (v 1.1)
Admitted Patient Care 2018–19 specifications (v 1.1)
Admitted Sub and Non-Acute Care 2018–19 specifications (v 1.0)
Local Hospital Network and Public Hospital Establishments 2018–19_LHN and jurisdictional component specifications (v 1.0)
Local Hospital Network and Public Hospital Establishments 2018–19_PHE component specifications (v 1.1)
Non-Admitted Patient Care 2018–19 Unit Record Level Specifications (v 1.0)
Non-Admitted Patient Care 2018–19 Aggregate Level Specifications (v 1.0)
Palliative care 2018–19 specifications (v 1.0)
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
METeOR NMDS and DSS information:
Admitted patient care NMDS 2017–18
Public hospital establishments NMDS 2017–18
Non-admitted emergency department care NMDS 2017–18
Non-admitted patient care DSS 2017–18
Elective surgery waiting times NMDS
Non-admitted patient aggregate NMDS 2017–18
Non-admitted patient Local Hospital Network aggregate DSS 2017–18
Non-admitted patient NBEDS 2017–18
External links and information
Data for this collection are published regularly in the Australian hospital statistics suite of reports and related products.
The hospitals data are also available from the following data cubes:
Principal Diagnosis data cubes
Procedures data cubes
Australian refined diagnosis-related groups (AR-DRG) data cubes
Explore Hospitals to find out more about Australia’s hospital system.
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