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Expenditure measured in Australian dollars on indirect health care related to patient transport services, for a financial year.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Total Australian currency N[N(8)] ".
Data Type Currency
Format N[N(8)]
Maximum character length 9


Guide for use:

To be provided at the state level. Public or registered non-profit organisations which provide patient transport (or ambulance) for services associated with inpatient or residential episodes at residential establishments within the scope of this data set.

This category excludes patient transport services provided by other types of establishments (for example, public hospitals) as part of their normal services. This category includes centralised and statewide patient transport services (for example, Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade) which operate independently of individual inpatient establishments.

Record values up to hundreds of millions of dollars. Rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

National Health Data Committee

Resources Working Party members were concerned about the possibility that double-counting of programs at the hospital and again at the state level and were also concerned at the lack of uniformity between states. Where possible expenditure relating to programs operated by hospitals should be at the hospital level.


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Inclusion in Data Distributions 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0