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released: 17 Jun 2013 author: AIHW

This report describes Phase 1 of the support and evaluation project of the AIHW's National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets (the Guidelines). It found that the processes for, and status of, Guidelines implementation varied across data sets and health sectors in scope for this project. The report identifies barriers to and facilitators for implementation across the various health sectors, and recommends how implementation processes could be improved.

ISBN 978-1-74249-434-0; Cat. no. IHW 93; 88pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Background
      • Why Indigenous status is important
      • National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets
      • COAG Closing the Gap commitments
    • The Guidelines support and evaluation project
      • Description and methodology
      • AIHW support for Guidelines implementation
      • Other AIHW data improvement projects
    • Information on sectors and data sets
      • Hospital sector
      • Alcohol and other drug treatment services  sector
      • Mental health services sector
      • Cross-sector data sets
      • Summary of Indigenous data quality
      • Discussion
    • Jurisdiction-based data improvement  activities
      • New South Wales
      • Victoria
      • Queensland
      • Western Australia
      • South Australia
      • Tasmania
      • Australian Capital Territory
      • Northern Territory
      • Discussion
    • General practice sector
      • Context and recent developments
      • Improving identification in general practice
      • Improving identification in e-health systems
      • Discussion
    • Conclusions and next steps
      • Summary of current state of play
      • Areas for further work
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: National Indigenous Reform Agreement, Schedule F
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Towards better Indigenous health data. Cat. no. IHW 93. Canberra: AIHW.

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