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Data Element Detail

Establishment-recurrent expenditure (salaries & wages) (diagnostic & health professionals), AU$
Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041061 v1
Data Element
Data Element
Salary and wage payments measured in Australian dollars to diagnostic and health professionals of an establishment, for a financial year.
Health expenditure
Recurrent expenditure (salaries & wages)-diagnostic & health professionals
Representational Attributes
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Collection and Usage Attributes
Unit of measure: Australian currency (AU$).
Salaries and wages invariably constitute the major component of recurrent and, indeed, total expenditure for establishments are vital to any analysis of health expenditure at the national level. The categories correspond with those relating to full-time equivalent staffing which is a requirement for any proper analysis of average salary costs.
This is to include all paid leave (recreation, sick and long-service) and salary and wage payments relating to workers compensation leave.
Salary data for contract staff, provided the contract is for the supply of labour (e.g. nursing) rather than products (e.g. photocopier maintenance), should be shown under the appropriate staff salary category provided that corresponding staffing (full-time equivalent) data is available. If not, it should be shown separately.
From 1 July 2014 national public hospital establishment reporting uses the data elements included in the Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element cluster:
Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element cluster 552475 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/552475
Recurrent salaries and wages expenditure data element cluster 616033 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/616033
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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionFinancial and Residential Activity Collection (FRAC)QH 020005 Version 1MandatorySuperseded01-Jul-198930-Jun-2014
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data element: Establishment-recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (diagnostic and health professionals) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)], Identifier 270274, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/270274/meteorItemView/long