Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services data set specification (DSS) describes the provision of treatment and assistance for a range of substance use issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This includes both illicit substances and the use of alcohol, tobacco and nicotine.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services provide treatment and assistance through residential treatment and rehabilitation programs; sobering-up, and residential respite and short-term care; non-residential counselling and rehabilitation programs; or through a combination of these.
The aggregate level collection supports information to be collected at the service provider organisation level.
Collection and usage attributes
Information about residential programs is only collected from standalone substance use services that provide residential treatment/rehabilitation.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2011|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2012|
Substance use can cause harm to individuals, their families and communities. It contributes significantly to the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in life expectancy and other health outcomes. The Australian Government aims to reduce alcohol and other drug problems in Indigenous communities. Improved access to treatment is one of the priority areas of the National Drug Strategy (MCDS 2004).
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
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.
MCDS (Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy) 2004. The National Drug Strategy: Australia's integrated framework 2004-2009. Canberra.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services DSS Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) DSS 2011–12 Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017