Australian hospital data: not just for funding

Michel, Jude L. and Jackson, Terri J. (2009) Australian hospital data: not just for funding. Health Information Management Journal, 38 1: 53-58.

Author Michel, Jude L.
Jackson, Terri J.
Title Australian hospital data: not just for funding
Journal name Health Information Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-3583
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 53
End page 58
Total pages 6
Place of publication North Ryde, NSW, Australia
Publisher Health Information Management Association of Australia
Language eng
Abstract Collections of routine, or 'administrative', hospital data have many applications in health care and are now recognised as valuable sources of information. In recent decades, administrative data have been seen primarily as funding and billing tools to assist with the reimbursement of hospitals for services provided; this purpose remains the primary focus of the clinical coder workforce. More recently, hospital data have been recognised as valuable resources for a range of health system improvement processes beyond funding. The focus of this paper is to review and demonstrate the diverse uses of administrative data in health services research and quality improvement. By gaining an understanding of how the data are used, we can appreciate the importance of good quality data from the perspective of its multiple uses. This paper describes a sample of the studies conducted in Australia using administrative data in health care improvement.
Keyword Australia
Data collection
Medical records
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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