National Hospital Cost Data Collection, Independent Financial Review, Round 21 (Financial year 2016-17)

The National Hospital Cost Data Collection (NHCDC) is the primary data collection that the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) relies on to calculate the National Efficient Price used for the funding of public hospital services. To ensure that the quality of NHCDC data is robust and fit-for-purpose, IHPA commissions an independent financial review to assess whether all participating hospitals have included appropriate costs and patient activity. 

This Round 21 IFR Report provides an overall summary and findings by jurisdiction and for each participating site. It also outlines recommendations for IHPA and the jurisdictions to consider in future rounds of the IFR, with the aim of improving the consistency and transparency of NHCDC submissions.

This Round 21 IFR Supplementary Report provides the detailed data tables for participating hospitals/health services and other supporting information.