The PHDB data collection is a legislated data collection for all separations in private hospitals and day facilities. The data is collected and then submitted to the Department of Health.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 2010–11 to 2017–18

Geographical coverage

National and state

Data availability

Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

The PHDB data collection contains de-identified information on all private hospital separations, including patient demographics, hospital episode, clinical information and hospital charges for all patients in private hospitals and day facilities.


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

PHDB – Hospital to Department data specifications 2019-20 effective 1 July 2019 (PDF)

External links and information 

Private Hospital Data Bureau


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