National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Public Hospitals Report - Round 15 (financial year 2010–11)
Date published: 1 January 2013
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is the primary data collection that Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) relies on to calculate the national efficient price used for the funding of public hospital services.
To ensure that the quality of NHCDC data is robust and fit-for-purpose, IHPA commissions an independent financial review to assess whether all participating hospitals have included appropriate costs and patient activity.
These documents account for the hospital costs submitted by jurisdictions for the following activity streams: admitted acute, non-admitted, emergency department, mental health, subacute and non-acute.
NHCDC Public Hospitals Cost Report, Round 15 (Financial Year 2010–11)
The Round 15 NHCDC results include data from a sample of Australian public hospitals for the financial year 2010-11. The number of participating hospitals has increased with the addition of 72 hospitals bringing the Round 15 sample to 352 hospitals. This cost report aims to provide a number of comparative statistics on the various types of patients and their associated costs treated in public hospitals in 2011–12.
NHCDC Independent Financial Review, Round 15 (Financial year 2010–11)
The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is the primary data collection mechanism that IHPA relies on to calculate the national efficient price and Activity Based Funding Unit Cost Weights used for the funding of public hospital services from 1 July 2012.
Given the reliance on the NHCDC, the IHPA requested KPMG to perform an independent financial review of the costing processes of a sample of participating Round 15 NHCDC (2010–11) state and territory hospitals.