Table of contents

Summary report

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Key findings
  3. Findings by disability type
  4. Findings by disability support service types
  5. Conclusion
  6. Glossary

Technical report

Preface
Contents
Summary

 

  1. Introduction
    • Aims of this reportScoping review

    • Overview of the project and scope

    • Interpreting this report

    • Mortality analysis

  2. Disability service recipients
    • Disability types and groups in the DS NMDS

    • Service types and groups in the DS NMDS

    • Service use by disability group

  3. Mortality
    • Age and sex

    • Type of disability

    • Deaths by service type

    • Premature deaths

  4. Leading causes of death
    • Commonalities between study and general populations

    • Age and sex

    • Type of disability

    • Leading causes by service types

  5. Potentially avoidable deaths
    • Age and sex

    • Type of disability

    • Potentially avoidable deaths by service types

  6. Conclusion

Appendix A: Data sources

  • Disability Services National Minimum Data Set
  • Medicare Consumer Directory
  • National Death Index

Appendix B: Linkage methodology

  • Maintaining privacy
  • Data linkage
  • Data quality checks

Appendix C: Identification of populations

  • Study population
  • General population (comparison population)

Appendix D: Technical notes

  • Caveats of this analysis

Abbreviations
Glossary
References