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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 040805 v2
Data Element
Data Element Concept
A health care facility established under Commonwealth, state or territory legislation as a hospital or a free-standing day procedure unit, and authorised to provide treatment and/or care to patients.
Institutional health care
Representational Attributes
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Collection and Usage Attributes
A hospital thus defined may be located at one physical site or may be a multicampus hospital. A multicampus hospital treats movements of patients between sites as ward transfers. For the purposes of these definitions, the term hospital includes satellite units managed and staffed by the hospital. This definition includes, but is not limited to, hospitals as recognised under the Australian Health Care Agreements. Residential aged care services as approved under the National Health Act 1953 (Cwlth) or equivalent state legislation are excluded from this definition. This definition includes entities with multipurpose facilities (e.g those which contain both recognised and non-recognised components).
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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData Element ConceptHospitalQH 040805 Version 1Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementHospital-Local Hospital Network identifierQH 041669 Version 1Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR object class: Hospital, identifier 268971, Health standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/268971