Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 18/02/2015|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
Funding from the Australian Government allowed for follow-up ear and hearing health services delivered through the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and then the Closing the Gap (CtG) in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement. These services were made available to children, aged less than 16 years, in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory from August 2007.
Follow up services were delivered by the NT Department of Health (NT DoH) and Aboriginal medical services.
The CHCI (CtG) Audiology services initially focused on children with audiology referrals from multiple sources including Child Health Checks. If possible and if funding allowed, services were also provided to other children in need of or who sought services.
The audiology services provided under CHCI (CtG) were designed to enable three visits to each community in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) prescribed areas, allowing repeated audiology assessments to monitor hearing loss and middle ear function of children in these communities.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This audiology services dataset is based on version 6 the audiology services form which was implemented between May 2011 to March 2012. 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 2011. 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:||01/05/2011|
|Implementation end date:||31/03/2012|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this DSS are:
Source and reference attributes
Department of Health (DoH)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
|Steward:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
Northern Territory Department of Health 2011. Audiology service form, Version 6
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Has been superseded by Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Audiology services DSS, April 2012-April 2013 Indigenous, Archived 18/02/2015