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: 16/02/2021

User guide for data submission to the department

A guide for hospitals and funds to validate and submit the following data files to the department for collections under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007:

  • Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB)
  • Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) – (validation only)
  • Hospital Casemix Protocol 1 (HCP1)
  • Hospital Casemix Protocol 2 (HCP2)
  • General Treatment Dental (GT-Dental )

PHDB and HCP Annual Report

Reporting Requirements

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.

The Department of Health has made every effort to ensure that the documents contained on this page 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

Historical Specifications

Historical Data Specifications are available on our Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP) and Private Hospital Data Bureau (PHDB) Historical Data Specifications page.

Related Private Health Insurance Circulars

If you are having problems accessing any of the files on this page, please contact hcp@health.gov.au for assistance.