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released: 8 Aug 2012 author: AIHW

The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS-NMDS) data specifications and collection manual is a reference for those collecting and supplying data for the AODTS-NMDS, including Australian Government and state and territory government staff, and alcohol and other drug treatment agency staff. Major changes to this year's collection include an update to the 'Principal drug of concern' data item to align with the Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (2011), and the inclusion of additional data elements to enable the number of clients receiving treatment to be estimated.

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-318-3; Cat. no. HSE 123; 192pp.; $28

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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 2012–13 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 2012–13. 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, Carey Doyle, Karen Webber and Alison Watters 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 that the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) provided.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set 2012-13: specifications and collection manual. Drug treatment series no. 17. Cat. no. HSE 123. Canberra: AIHW.