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The reporting of suicide and self-harm statistics and information on the AIHW website represents only one part of the National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Project. It brings together, for the first time, data on suicide, intentional self-harm and suicidal behaviours from existing national morbidity (hospitalisation) and mortality data sources and national survey data. New national data from state and territory ambulance services is included, attained specifically through this project, from the National Ambulance Surveillance System (NASS). For further information on data sources see Technical notes.
The web-based format for Suicide & self-harm monitoring includes interactive data visualisations and geospatial mapping to illustrate and explore the statistics as well as text to assist with their interpretation and clarification of the limitations of the data.
This content will be regularly updated as new data become available. Further data sources will also be added as they become available from data development activities (see below).
This will involve the development of a secure analytics portal for policy evaluation, service planning and service activities by data custodians and approved users, such as Primary Health Networks. This portal will have the potential to bring together a greater range of administrative and service level data and at greater detail than the public website, including national morbidity, mortality and ambulance attendance data.
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