The PHDB data collection is a legislated data collection of de-identified information 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

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

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 data specifications


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