This document is a guide for drug treatment agencies, state and territory health departments and other people involved in collecting and transmitting data for the 2008–09 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS). It contains definitions of the data elements in the collection, and guidelines about collecting and transmitting the data in 2008–09.
This document is one of a series of similar documents that provide information to assist participants in each year of the collection. This publication was updated by Karen Blakey-Fahey and Amber Summerill of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, advised and assisted by members of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs AODTS-NMDS Working Group. The AIHW gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
- How to use this document
- Why do we need a national collection?
- Brief history of the national collection
- Roles and responsibilities
Scope of the AODTS-NMDS
- Which agencies?
- Which clients?
- Which activities?
What's new for 2008-09?
- Changes in 2008-09
AODTS data items
Collection procedures, data quality and validation checks
- Collation of the national data set
- Data transfer
- Data quality
- AIHW validation checks
- 'Attachment A'
AODTS-NMDS privacy and data principles
- Relevant background material
- Privacy and data principles for the AODTS-NMDS
Data release guidelines for the AODTS-NMDS
ATTACHMENT 1: Requests for release of AODTS NMDS unpublished state/territory data or access to national database
ATTACHMENT 2: Request for ethical clearance for access to AODTS-NMDS database
ATTACHMENT 3: Release conditions relating to unit record data explored at meetings of the AODTS-NMDS Working Group
End matter: Abbreviations; Appendixes; References; List of tables; List of figures