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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term664877
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services data set specification (DSS) describes information from primary health-care services that received funding from the Australian Government through the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care centres are those that provide comprehensive health-care services that include (but are not limited to) medical, dental, nursing, psychiatric and psychological services.

Funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services includes the following:

  • health service delivery
  • chronic and communicable disease prevention
  • child and maternal health
  • Primary Health Care Access Program (PHCAP) services: a Commonwealth Government policy implemented in partnership with State/Territory Governments, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector and the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. PHCAP aims to provide funding for the expansion of primary health care services in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in areas identified as having the highest relative need.
  • mental health
  • substance use.

The aggregate level collection supports information to be collected at the service provider organisation level.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) is a single questionnaire that incorporates 5 sections:

  • Part A: Service Details (all services to answer)
  • Part B: Primary Health Care
  • Part C: Standalone Substance Use (both residential and non-residential)
  • Part D: Bringing Them Home and Link Up Counsellors
  • Part E: General Comments (optional).

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services DSS corresponds to Part B: Primary Health Care component of the questionnaire. The OSR DSS is used to collect service level information from primary health care, standalone substance use and Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling service providers that received funding from OATSIH for the reference period.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2011
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2012

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Reference documents:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2013. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2011–12: OATSIH Services Reporting—key results. Cat. no. IHW 104. Canberra: AIHW.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services DSS Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) DSS 2011–12 Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Service provider organisation—information release authorisation indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care service episodes of care clusterMandatory1
3Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care service individual client contacts clusterMandatory1
4Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services client numbers clusterMandatory1
5Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services opening hours clusterMandatory1
6Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care service paid full-time equivalent positions clusterMandatory1
7Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service staff vacancy clusterMandatory1
8Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care service unpaid full-time equivalent positions clusterMandatory1
9Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care social and emotional wellbeing services clusterMandatory1
10Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care substance use services clusterMandatory1
11Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services group activities clusterMandatory1
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