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released: 22 Jun 2011 author: AIHW

The NOPSAD data guide is intended to be used as a reference for those involved in collating and supplying pharmacotherapy data within jurisdictions, including pharmacotherapy managers and/or data providers. It is also intended to be used as a reference by researchers and those wanting to use, access or better understand NOPSAD data.

ISBN 978-1-74249-173-8; Cat. no. HSE 108; 44pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction to the NOPSAD collection
      • 1.1 What is the NOPSAD collection and why was it developed?
      • 1.2 What is the NOPSAD collection used for?
      • 1.3 Purpose and structure of the NOPSAD data guide
    • 2 Scope of the NOPSAD collection
    • 3 NOPSAD counting rules
    • 4 Administrative features in each jurisdiction
    • 5 Process for transmission, collation and reporting
    • 6 Data required for the NOPSAD collection
      • 6.1 Number of clients receiving pharmacotherapy drugs
      • 6.2 Number of clients by pharmacotherapy drug type and prescriber type
      • 6.3 Number of clients by pharmacotherapy drug type and dosing point site
      • 6.4 Number of pharmacotherapy prescribers
      • 6.5 Number of pharmacotherapy dosing point sites
      • 6.6 Sex of clients
      • 6.7 Age group of clients
      • 6.8 Indigenous status of clients
      • 6.9 Number of prescribers by prescriber type
    • 7 Data item definitions
      • 7.1 Prescriber
      • 7.2 Pharmacotherapy client
      • 7.3 Pharmacotherapy prescriber type
      • 7.4 Pharmacotherapy dosing point site
      • 7.5 Pharmacotherapy drug
      • 7.6 Client sex
      • 7.7 Client age group
      • 7.8 Client Indigenous status
    • 8 Data release guidelines
      • 8.1 Purpose
      • 8.2 Background
      • 8.3 Summary of unpublished data access options
      • 8.4 AIHW charging policy for ad hoc information services
      • 8.5 Other alcohol and other drug data
      • 8.6 Requests for release of NOPSAD unpublished state and territory data
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: 2011 transmission specifications
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) 2011 collection: data guide. Cat. no. HSE 108. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419334>.