The HCP data collection is a legislated data collection for all private health insurance funded admitted patient separations for which private health insurers have paid benefits. The data is collected by public and private hospitals, including day facilities, and then supplied to private health insurers, who in turn then submit the data to the Department of Health.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/7/2010 to 30/6/2018

Geographical coverage

National and State

Data availability

Restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply).

Data scope

De-identified information on admitted patient separations including information on patient demographics, clinical information, hospital charges, medical services, medical charges, prosthetic items, prosthetic charges, private health insurance and Medicare benefits, and consumer out-of-pocket expenses.


Admin data

Metadata information

HCP data specifications

Contact email

[email protected]