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Data quality statement: National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection 2011–12

529488 | Quality Statement | AIHW
This data quality statement provides information relevant to interpretation of the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) for 2011–12.Summary of key data quality issues • The NESWTDC provides episode-level data on patients added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by public hospitals. • For 2011–12, the NESWTDC covered most hospitals that undertook elective surgery. Hospitals that were not included may not undertake elective surge...
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Data quality statement: National Non-Admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database 2011–12

529471 | Quality Statement | AIHW
This data quality statement provides information relevant to interpretation of the National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD) for 2011–12.Summary of key issues • The National Non-Admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDC) is a compilation of episode-level data for emergency department presentations in public hospitals. • The scope of the NNAPEDCD is non-admitted patients registered for care in emergency departments in public ho...
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Data quality statement: National Outpatient Care Database 2011–12

529477 | Quality Statement | AIHW
This data quality statement provides information relevant to interpretation of the National Outpatient Care Database for 2011–12.Summary of key issues • While the scope of the National Outpatient Care Database (NOCD) covers public hospitals in public hospital peer groups A and B (Principal referral and specialist women’s and children’s and Large hospitals), data were also provided by some states and territories for hospitals in peer groups other than A and B. • For 2011–12, the ...
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Data quality statement: National Public Hospital Establishments Database 2011–12

529474 | Quality Statement | AIHW
This data quality statement provides information relevant to interpretation of the National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED) for 2011-12.Summary of key issues • In 2011–12, the National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED) included essentially all public hospitals. • Differences in accounting, counting and classification practices across jurisdictions and over time may affect the comparability of these data. There was variation between states and territ...
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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...
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National Elective Surgery Target Database 2013, 2014 (year to date) Data Quality Statement

592520 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of key data quality issues The National Elective Surgery Target Database (NESTD) is a compilation of episode-level data on patients added to or removed from, or still waiting on elective surgery waiting lists managed by public hospitals. States and territories provided data to the NESTD as agreed between the Commonwealth and states and territories for the purposes of the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospitals (NPA-IPHS). The NESTD covered most hospitals that undert...
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National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection, 2012–13 Data Quality Statement

543809 | Quality Statement | AIHW
This data quality statement contains information relevant to interpreting the National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection for 2012-13. Summary of key data quality issues The National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) provides episode-level data on patients added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by public hospitals. For 2012–13, the NESWTDC covered most hospitals that undertook elective surgery. Hospitals that were not included may no...
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National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection, 2013–14 Data Quality Statement

592510 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of key data quality issues The National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection (NESWTDC) provides episode-level data on patients added to or removed from elective surgery waiting lists managed by public hospitals. For 2013–14, the NESWTDC covered most hospitals that undertook elective surgery. Hospitals that were not included may not undertake elective surgery, may not have had waiting lists, or may have had different waiting list characteristics compared with other hospitals. B...
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National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database 2015–16; Quality Statement

659714 | Quality Statement | AIHW
Summary of key data quality issues The National Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care Database (NNAPEDCD) is a compilation of episode-level data for emergency department presentations in public hospitals. Australian Capital Territory emergency department care data for the 2015–16 reference year were not available at time of publication of the Emergency department care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics report. For 2015–16, states and territories were able to provide data for th...
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National Outpatient Care Database 2012-13

568733 | Quality Statement | AIHW
While the scope of the National Outpatient Care Database (NOCD) covers public hospitals in public hospital peer groups A and B (Principal referral and specialist women’s and children’s and Large hospitals), data were also provided by some states and territories for hospitals in peer groups other than A and B. For 2012–13, the proportion of outpatient occasions of service reported to the NOCD was estimated as 100% for public hospitals in peer groups A and B and 80% for all public hospitals. Altho...
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National Public Hospital Establishments Database 2012-13

568727 | Quality Statement | AIHW
In 2012–13, the National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED) included essentially all public hospitals with the exception of three Mater hospitals in Queensland. Differences in accounting, counting and classification practices across jurisdictions and over time may affect the comparability of these data. There was variation between states and territories in the reporting of expenditure, depreciation, revenue, available beds, staffing categories and outpatient occasions of service. Th...
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National Public Hospital Establishments Database 2013-14

627076 | Quality Statement | AIHW
In 2013–14, the National Public Hospital Establishments Database (NPHED) included essentially all public hospitals in Australia. The number of hospitals reported can be affected by administrative and/or reporting arrangements and is not necessarily a measure of the number of physical hospital buildings or campuses. Differences in accounting, counting and classification practices across jurisdictions and over time may affect the comparability of these data. There is variation between states and...
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National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database, 2018–19; Quality Statement

732790 | Quality Statement | AIHW
The National Radiotherapy Waiting Times Database (NRWTD) (METeOR identifier: 598445) is a compilation of data supplied to the AIHW based on the Radiotherapy Waiting Times National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) (METeOR identifier: 686202). This statement describes the quality of the data provided by participating radiotherapy providers for the period 2018–19. Each data record contains information relating to a course of radiotherapy that began in the reference period (that is, where the waiting period...
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