There are no new data elements or changes for the 2017–18 AODTS NMDS collection cycle.
This section provides information for agencies funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP). Including soley funded Primary Health Network (PHN) agencies and other agencies funded by the DAP. These agencies are required to submit data to the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS).
Note: DAP was previously known as the Non-government organisation treatment grants program (NGOTGP) or the Substance misuse service delivery grants fund (SMSDGF).
To reduce the burden of data collection and validation on PHN commissioned services, agencies may report their AODTS NMDS data through existing data collection channels. PHN agencies that are solely funded by the PHN are to submit their data directly to the AIHW via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Where state and territory Governments are co-funders of agency services, service providers may submit the data via their state/territory health department or peak body depending on jurisdictional reporting requirements.
In cases where the solely Commonwealth funded agency previously submitted data via their state/territory health department or peak body (eg, agencies that have had their funding source change), the agency can continue to do so to ease collection burden.
DAP agencies that are solely funded by the Commonwealth are required to submit directly to the AIHW via email to email@example.com. Agencies that receive state/territory funding are required to submit their AODTS NMDS data to their state/territory health department or peak body.
Note: Agencies do not need to use the data entry sheet for recording treatment episodes if the data can be extracted from an agency database in the correct CSV format for submission to the AIHW.
This workbook contains the correct codes for the 2017–18 collection.
The AIHW only requires the 'Data submission sheet' worksheet within the workbook. This contains all the episode data. Once completed, save it as a 'CSV file (Comma delimited) (*.csv)' and email to the AIHW for processing.
A client episode form is available for those agencies who require a form for data collection.
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