Rheumatic heart disease

The National Rheumatic Heart Disease data collection includes information about diagnoses of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) recorded in each jurisdiction. The commencement year of each register varies, from 1997 in NT, 2009 in Qld and in WA, to 2012 in SA, though reporting of RHD may not have been mandatory in the relevant jurisdiction at the time of commencement. A person can only have one diagnosis of RHD, though they may be registered in more than one jurisdiction as they can receive care in different places. For the purpose of the national data collection, each diagnosis was assigned to only one jurisdiction.