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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040971 v1
Data Element
Derived Data Element
Indicates whether an eligible person's charges for this hospital admission are met by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) for the episode of care.
Health services
Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicator
Representational Attributes
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Collection and Usage Attributes
Refer to the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 for details of eligible DVA beneficiaries.
Whether or not charges for this episode of care are met by the DVA is routinely established as part of hospital admission processes.
Eligible veterans and war widow/widowers can receive free treatment at any public hospital, former Repatriation Hospitals (RHs) or a Veteran Partnering (VP) contracted private hospital as a private patient in a shared ward, with the doctor of their choice. Admission to a public hospital does not require prior approval from the DVA.
When treatment cannot be provided within a reasonable time in the public health system at a former RH or a private VP hospital, there is a system of contracted non-VP private hospitals which will provide care.
Admission to a contracted private hospital requires prior financial authorisation from DVA. Approval may be given to attend a non-contracted private hospital when the service is not available at a public or contracted non-VP private hospital.
In an emergency a Repatriation patient can be admitted to the nearest hospital, public or private, without reference to DVA.
If an eligible veteran or war widow/widower chooses to be treated under Veterans' Affairs arrangements, which includes obtaining prior approval for non-VP private hospital care, DVA will meet the full cost of their treatment.
To assist in analyses of utilisation and health care funding.
Relational Attributes
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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementDerived Data ElementEpisode of care-Department of Veterans' Affairs funding indicatorQH 040971 Version 2Draft
Is derived fromData ElementData ElementPerson-Department of Veterans' Affairs file numberQH 040625 Version 2Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionEmergency Data Collection (EDC)QH 020159 Version 1MandatorySuperseded23-Oct-200630-Jun-2018
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data element: Episode of care-funding eligibility indicator (Department of Veterans' Affairs), code N, Indicator 270092, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/270092/meteorItemView/long