Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
This DSS covers data collected on services provided under the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) Audiology Services program. The SFNT began in July 2012 and provides funding over a decade to 2021-22. The audiology services component of this agreement replaced, and expanded upon, services implemented under the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and then the Closing the Gap (CtG) in the Northern Territory National Partnership. The SFNT Audiology services program is available to all Indigenous children in the Northern Territory under the age of 16.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This audiology services dataset is based on version 8 of the audiology services form which was implemented from May 2013. The form contains clinical data collected as part of routine healthcare provided by professionals who delivered these services. Earlier versions of the audiology form were in place between August 2007 and April 2013. Although the various versions of the audiology forms have most of the same questions, there are also some key differences, such as:
The AIHW only receives confidentialised unit record level information on those children for which consent for data provision to AIHW has been obtained.
|Implementation start date:||01/05/2013|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this DSS are:
Source and reference attributes
Department of Health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Northern Territory Department of Health 2011. Audiology service form, Version 8
AIHW 2012. Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Hearing Health Services 2012-2013. Cat. No. IHW 117. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Audiology services DSS, April 2012-April 2013