Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Quality Statement|
|Quality statement summary:|
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Health Workforce Data Set (NHWDS) 2013 contains information on the demographics, employment characteristics, primary work location and work activity of all health practitioners in Australia who renewed their registration with their respective health profession board via the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) introduced on 1 July 2010.
The AIHW NHWDS 2013 is a combination of data collected through the practitioner registration renewal process.
The AIHW is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government under the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare. It is an independent statutory authority established in 1987, governed by a management board, and accountable to the Australian Parliament through the Health and Ageing portfolio.
The AIHW NHWDS, is produced annually from the national registration renewal process, and conducted between 1 October and 30 November (the renewal date) each year. While the reference time is notionally the renewal date, legislation allows for a 1 month period of grace. Thus, the final registration closure date is 1 month after the renewal date. The AHPRA allow a further 2 weeks to allow for mail and data entry delays before the registrations are considered expired. Consequently the extraction of data occurs (the extraction date) a month and a half after the renewal date.
Results from the AIHW NHWDS 2013 are released on the AIHW website in a series of workforce web pages. Workforce survey questionnaires and detailed tables are available on the AIHW website at http://www.aihw.gov.au/workforce .
Descriptions of data items in the AIHW NHWDS 2013 are available on request from the Expenditure and Workforce Unit at the AIHW.
The primary purpose of the AIHW NHWDS 2013 is to provide information on the number and demographic and employment characteristics of the each of the following health practitioners:
The response rates for each of the profession surveys are listed in Table 1.
(a) Includes health workers who did not state or adequately describe their state or territory, and those who were overseas.
Imputation: estimation for population non-response
This is the second time data on medical radiation practitioners, chiropractors, Chinese medicine practitioners, osteopaths and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners has been produced.
|Implementation start date:||26/11/2014|