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released: 14 Jul 2011 author: AIHW

The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data specifications and collection manual has been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying the data for the AODTS-NMDS. It should be particularly useful to staff in Australian Government, state and territory departments, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff directly involved in the collection and reporting of the data set. Treatment agency staff looking for information to assist them in providing AODTS-NMDS data to third parties will find details about each data item, such as 'principal drug of concern', in Chapter 4.

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-184-4; Cat. no. HSE 110; 192pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body content
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 How to use this document
      • 1.2 Why do we need a national collection?
      • 1.3 Brief history of the national collection
      • 1.4 Roles and responsibilities
    • 2 Scope of the AODTS–NMDS
      • 2.1 Which agencies?
      • 2.2 Which clients?
      • 2.3 Which activities?
    • 3 What's new for 2011–12?
      • 3.1 Changes in 2011–12
      • 3.2 Key findings from the Review report
    • 4 AODTS data items
      • 4.1 Overview of data items in the NMDS
      • 4.2 Key definitions
      • 4.3 Establishment-level items
      • 4.4 Episode-level items
      • 4.5 Summary of data element changes
    • 5 Collection procedures, data quality and validation checks
      • 5.1 Collation of the national data set
      • 5.2 Data transfer
      • 5.3 Data quality
      • 5.4 AIHW validation checks
    • 6 AODTS–NMDS privacy and data principles
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Relevant background material
      • 6.3 Responsibilities and principles
    • 7 Data release guidelines for the AODTS–NMDS
      • 7.1 Purpose
      • 7.2 Background
      • 7.3 Options for access to unpublished data
      • 7.4 Requests to AIHW for summarised national data
      • 7.5 Requests to AIHW for access to unit record data in the national database
      • 7.6 Requests to states and territories for summarised or unit record data
      • 7.7 Requests from states and territories for the full data extract including Non-Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program agency data
      • 7.8 Requests from the AODTS–NMDS Working Group to explore data at meetings
      • 7.9 AIHW charging policy for ad hoc information services
      • 7.10 Data access forms
      • 7.11 Other alcohol and other drug data
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: A history of data element changes
      • Appendix 2: Members of the IGCD AODTS–NMDS Working Group
      • Appendix 3: Australian Standard Geographical Classification
      • Appendix 4: Standard Australian Classification of Countries
      • Appendix 5: Australian Standard Classification of Languages
      • Appendix 6: Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern
      • Appendix 7: Steps for protecting privacy
      • Appendix 8: Privacy and the AIHW
      • Appendix 9: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Data Principles
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2011-12: specifications and collection manual. Drug treatment series no. 13. Cat. no. HSE 110. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 31 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419494>.