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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041826 v1
Data Element
Data Element Concept
A facility may provide and/or report healthcare services, or it may exist to satisfy a Queensland Health business need or legislative requirement.
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
A facility may be further defined by its type. For example, a facility may represent a hospital, community health service, residential aged care service, Hospital and Health Service, collection or system entity, etc. Refer to the data element 'Facility-facility type' for more detailed information.

Other examples of 'facility' within Queensland Health may include an asset such as a building or ICT equipment location.
Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS) Facility data set:
Statistical Services Branch (SSB) maintains a central repository, the Corporate Reference Data System (CRDS), which holds commonly used corporate reference data, including facility data, for use in Queensland Health data collections and system applications. The facilities are uniquely identified by a five-digit numeric code and include properties such as hospital and health service, operational dates, address details and a number of attributes (e.g. facility name, facility type, etc).
Common facility reference data can be viewed and extracted via the Queensland Health Electronic Publishing Service (QHEPS) INTERNAL QH LINK NOT AVAILABLE. Other facility reference data, including history, is available upon request to the CRDS Administrator.
CRDS is the state-wide authoritative source of medical facility information: Enterprise Information Architecture Implementation Standard (QH-I-8.2.11 Medical page 22).
SSB verifies Facility details against a number of sources, including:
- Australian Government Department of Health: for declared public hospitals, private hospitals, day hospital facilities.
- Australian Government Departmnent of Social Services My Aged Care: for Residential Aged Care Service facilities, multi-purpose health services.
- Hospital and Health Services: for public health care facilities including community health facilities.
- Private Health Insurance Circulars and Private Health Regulatory Unit, Chief Medical Officer and Healthcare Regulation Branch: for private hospital information.
- Mental Health Information and Performance Unit, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch: for Mental Health facilities.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
Has been superseded byData ElementData Element ConceptFacilityQH 041826 Version 2Current
Is related but not equivalent toData ElementData Element ConceptEstablishmentQH 041755 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementAddress-statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011)QH 041768 Version 1Current
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-FTE staff (paid), averageQH 042679 Version 1Retired
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-acquired immune deficiency syndrome unit indicatorQH 041770 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-acute renal dialysis unit indicatorQH 041771 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-acute spinal cord injury unit indicatorQH 041772 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-alcohol and drug unit indicatorQH 041773 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-bone marrow transplantation unit indicatorQH 041774 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-burns unit level III indicatorQH 041775 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-cardiac surgery unit indicatorQH 041776 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-clinical genetics unit indicatorQH 041777 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-comprehensive epilepsy centre indicatorQH 041778 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-coronary care unit indicatorQH 041779 Version 2Draft
Relates toData ElementData ElementEstablishment-data estimated indicatorQH 041760 Version 1Current
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionCorporate Reference Data System (CRDS) - Facility Data SetQH 020271 Version 1Superseded01-Jul-200130-Jun-2019
Source and Reference Attributes