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Total expenditure relating to non-salary operating items, for a financial year.


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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:

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

Total is calculated from expenditure including:

  • Payments to visiting medical officers
  • Superannuation employer contributions (including funding basis)
  • Drug supplies
  • Medical and surgical supplies
  • Food supplies
  • Domestic services
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Patient transport
  • Administrative expenses
  • Interest payments
  • Depreciation
  • Other recurrent expenditure.

Expenditure should include both the specific costs directly associated with the service and indirect costs for example personnel services.

Research and academic units that function as an integral part of ambulatory care should be reported against the appropriate service.

National Health Data Committee


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