National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Public Sector Report 2018–19

Date published: 16 February 2021

The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) Report and infographic present the results from the NHCDC Public Sector 2018–19. These documents describe the hospital costs submitted by jurisdictions for the following activity streams: admitted acute, non-admitted, emergency department, mental health, subacute and non-acute.

The NHCDC Data Request Specifications (DRS) contain detailed guidance regarding the submission of NHCDC Public Sector 2018-19 data.

This report presents results from the NHCDC Public Sector 2018-19. It aims to summarise the expenditure within Australia’s public hospitals for the financial year 2018-19 as submitted by jurisdictions to the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHACPA).

For the NHCDC Public Sector 2018-19, IHACPA received data from 507 hospitals nationally. The total hospital expenditure submitted to the NHCDC Public Sector 2018-19 was $50.65 billion, an increase of 7.4 per cent from 2017-18.

The appendix to the NHCDC Report contains detailed tables relating to the collection and Data Quality Statements received from jurisdictions.

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