States and territories provide data on hospitals to the AIHW under the National Health Information Agreement. These data are compiled in the National Hospitals Data Collection (NHDC). The NHDC is comprised of the following databases:
For more information, please refer to the National Minimum Datasets (NMDS) and National Best Endeavours Datasets (NBEDS) in METeOR.
Further information is also available in the technical appendices within the relevant Australian Hospital Statistics publications.
The AIHW publishes data cubes based on the National Hospitals Data Collection; you can access these from the following links:
If you are looking for statistics that are not available in publications or data cubes, we also offer a data request service [link]. Customised data analyses can be provided, subject to data quality and confidentiality requirements, from a range of AIHW-held databases. Please note that a fee may apply for this service.
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