Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB)

The PHDB data collection contains de-identified information on all private hospital separations, including patient demographics, hospital episode, clinical information (ICD-10-AM) and hospital charges for all patients in private hospitals.

Page last updated: 05 July 2016

Reports based on PHDB data are used by health funds, private hospitals and day surgeries during contract reviews. The data is also used extensively for benchmarking and clinical analysis.
Reporting Requirements for Hospitals (PDF 2616 KB)
Reporting Requirements for Hospitals (Word 19 KB)

The Department of Health and Ageing has made every effort to ensure that the Microsoft Excel version of the Private Hospital Data Bureau files meet accessibility requirements. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing the information contained within these documents, please contact HCP/PHDB Queries to arrange for an alternative format to be provided to you.

Current Specifications (2016/17 Collection Period)

Changes to the data specification 2016/17

Specifications (2015/16 Collection Period)

Specifications (2013/14 and 2014/15 Collection Period)

Specifications (2012/13 Collection Period)

Effective 1 November 2012 - 30 June 2013

Specifications (2011/12 Collection Period)

Specifications (2010/11 Collection Period)

Related Private Health Insurance Circulars

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