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released: 1 Nov 2013 author: AIHW

Under the National Indigenous Reform Agreement in 2008, the Council of Australian Government agreed to data quality improvements which are focussed on improving Indigenous identification in key data sets. This report outlines work towards the inclusion of Indigenous status on pathology request forms as a way to improve Indigenous identification in national cancer, communicable disease and cervical screening registries.

ISBN 978-1-74249-493-7; Cat. no. IHW 103; 85pp.; $14

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Publication table of content

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Previous and current studies
      • 2.1 Previous studies
      • 2.2 Current studies
    • 3 The situation in 2011
      • 3.1 National standards
      • 3.2 Pathology request forms
      • 3.3 Overview of data flow
      • 3.4 Communicable disease registries
      • 3.5 Cancer registries
      • 3.6 Cervical screening registries
      • 3.7 Other health registries
      • 3.8 Pathology providers and laboratories
      • 3.9 Software vendors
    • 4 Recommendations of the 2011 business case
    • 5 Work following the development of the business case
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A Changes identified by the 2011 business case
      • Appendix B Cost benefit analysis
      • Appendix C Options to improve Indigenous identification
      • Appendix D Other sources of Indigenous status information
      • Appendix E Communicable disease registries
      • Appendix F Cancer registries
      • Appendix G Cervical screening registries
      • Appendix H Example pathology request form which includes an Indigenous identifier
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. The inclusion of Indigenous status on pathology request forms. Cat. no. IHW 103. Canberra: AIHW.

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