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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS, 2013–14; Quality Statement

606485 | Quality Statement
Summary of key data quality issues Data are reported by each state and territory regardless of funding type. Because all services are publicly funded, they receive at least some of their funding through a state, territory or Australian government program. The actual funding program cannot be differentiated, however services are categorised according to their sector, with government-funded and -operated services reported as public services and those operated by non-government organisations report...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2009–10: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2011; Quality Statement

495355 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in jurisdictional data. For example, some jurisdictions may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2010–11: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2012; Quality Statement

502731 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in jurisdictional data. For example, some jurisdictions may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2011–12: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2014; Quality Statement

561697 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in jurisdictional data. For example, some jurisdictions may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2012–13: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2014; Quality Statement

593633 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in jurisdictional data. For example, some jurisdictions may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying quality of Indigenous identification acr...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2016–17: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2018; Quality Statement

696404 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in the data. For example, some states or territories may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying quality of Indigenous identification acros...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Community mental health care NMDS 2017–18: National Community Mental Health Care Database, 2019; Quality Statement

719722 | Quality Statement
The National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD) contains data on service contacts provided by public sector specialised community mental health services in Australia. There is some variation in the types of service contacts included in the data. For example, some states or territories may include written correspondence as service contacts while others do not. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying quality of Indigenous identification acros...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Disability Services National Minimum Data Set 2018-19; Quality Statement

728139 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Up until July 2019, States and territories and the Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) (‘the jurisdictions’) collected data on the disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The AIHW has compiled the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) annually from the information supplied by jurisdictions. The last year of data collected under the DS NMDS related to the 2018–19 financial year. Services provided under the NDA h...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set 2014-15: Data Quality Statement

635597 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues · The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by youth justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of youth justice data. · The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the JJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory depart...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set Data Quality Statement

490897 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by juvenile justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of juvenile justice data. There are a number of data quality and coverage limitations specific to each state and territory. In particular, Western Australia and the Northern Territory did not provide JJ NMDS da...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set Data Quality Statement

515023 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by juvenile justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of juvenile justice data. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the JJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory departments respons...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set Data Quality Statement

601986 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by youth justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of youth justice data. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the JJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory departments responsible f...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set Data Quality Statement

558327 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by youth justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of youth justice data. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the JJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory departments responsible f...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Juvenile Justice NMDS 2015–16: Quality Statement

666484 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Juvenile Justice National Minimum Data Set (JJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by youth justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The JJ NMDS is the only national collection of youth justice data. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the JJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory departments responsible fo...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Mental Health Establishments NMDS 2016–17: National Mental Health Establishments Database, 2019; Quality Statement

706801 | Quality Statement
The long term nature of the data contained in the National Mental Health Establishments Database (NMHED) means any analysis must consider all of the coherence caveats included in this quality statement. These specify classification changes from year to year. For example, changes to the classification of services from hospital to residential services. Service level expenditure comparisons between states and territories must take into consideration the service profile mix in each jurisdiction. ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Mental Health Establishments NMDS 2017–18: National Mental Health Establishments Database, 2020; Quality Statement

726039 | Quality Statement
The long term nature of the data contained in the National Mental Health Establishments Database (NMHED) means any analysis must consider all of the coherence caveats included in this quality statement. These specify classification changes from year to year. For example, changes to the classification of services from hospital to residential services. Service level expenditure comparisons between states and territories must take into consideration the service profile mix in each jurisdiction. ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Mental Health Establishments NMDS 2018–19: National Mental Health Establishments Database, 2021; Quality Statement

736794 | Quality Statement
The long term nature of the data contained in the National Mental Health Establishments Database (NMHED) means any analysis must consider all of the coherence caveats included in this quality statement. These specify classification changes from year to year. For example, changes to the classification of services from hospital to residential services. Service level expenditure comparisons between states and territories must take into consideration the service profile mix in each jurisdiction. ...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2009–10: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2011; Quality Statement

495414 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data in the database should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality of Indigenous identif...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2010–11: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2012; Quality Statement

502748 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data in the database should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality of Indigenous identif...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2011–12: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2013; Quality Statement

550625 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data in the database should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality of Indigenous identif...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2012–13: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2014; Quality Statement

584777 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data in the database should be interpreted with caution due to the varying and, in some instances, unknown quality of Indigenous identi...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2016–17: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2018; Quality Statement

698639 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying quality of Indigenous identification. Description The National Residentia...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Residential mental health care NMDS 2017–18: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2019; Quality Statement

719720 | Quality Statement
The National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD) contains data on episodes of residential care provided by government-funded, 24-hour staffed, residential mental health services in Australia. The inclusion of government-funded, non-government-operated services and services that are not staffed for 24 hours a day is optional. The Indigenous status data should be interpreted with caution due to the varying quality of Indigenous identification. Description The National Residentia...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019-

689064 | Data Set Specification | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The Specialist Homelessness Services National Minimum Data Set (SHS NMDS) aims to provide quality information about people who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are seeking services from specialist homelessness agencies. This collection is intended to obtain information about clients receiving ongoing or short-term support, as well as people who are seeking assistance but did not receive any services. Data collection includes basic socio-demographic information and the servi...
Standard: Homelessness

Youth Justice NMDS 2018–19: Quality Statement

727401 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of Key Issues The Youth Justice National Minimum Data Set (YJ NMDS) contains information on young people in Australia who were supervised by youth justice agencies because they were alleged or proven to have committed an offence. The YJ NMDS is the only national collection of youth justice data. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compiles the YJ NMDS each year using data extracted from the administrative systems of the state and territory departments responsible for yo...
Standard: AIHW Data Quality Statements

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