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released: 1 May 2013 author: AIHW

This report presents the results of a study on the quality of Indigenous identification in administrative records of hospitalisations in public hospitals in Australia. An estimated 88% of Indigenous patients were correctly identified in public hospital admission records in 2011-12. The report also recommends that data for all jurisdictions be included in any analysis of hospitalisations by Indigenous status and that correction factors be used to adjust total hospital data from 2010-11 onwards.

ISBN 978-1-74249-420-3; Cat. no. IHW 90; 32pp.; $10

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Key findings
      • Recommendations
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 Aims of the data quality study
      • 1.3 Previous studies
    • 2 The Indigenous identification in hospitals separations data quality study
      • 2.1 Project organisation
      • 2.2 Ethics approval
      • 2.3 Independence of the study
      • 2.4 Project governance
    • 3 Method
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Method
    • 4 Results
      • 4.1 Study results
      • 4.2 Discussion
    • 5 Guidelines and recommendations
      • 5.1 Recommendations on application of correction factors and data analysis guidelines
      • 5.2 Recommendations for improving Indigenous identification in separations data
  • End matter
    • References
    • List of tables

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Indigenous identification in hospital separations data: quality report. Cat. no. IHW 90. Canberra: AIHW.