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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

Summary

This document is a guide for drug treatment agencies, state and territory health departments and other people involved in collecting and transmitting data for the 2011–12 Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS–NMDS). It contains definitions of the data elements in the collection, and guidelines about collecting and transmitting the data in 2011–12. This document is one of a series of similar documents that provide information to assist participants in each year of the collection.

This publication was updated by Anna White, Kristina Da Silva, Laura Smith and Karen Webber of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), advised and assisted by members of the Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs AODTS–NMDS Working Group. The AIHW gratefully acknowledges the funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

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 29 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419494>.

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