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released: 9 Dec 2013 author: AIHW

Developing client based analysis for reporting on alcohol and other drug treatment services outlines AIHW intended analysis techniques to:- estimate the number and rate of clients receiving alcohol and other drug treatment - explore patterns of drug use and pathways through treatment - explore the characteristics of different client groups, for example, those who return to treatment over many years with multiple drugs of concern or treatment types. Some analyses described either require, or would be improved by, future data development activities for this collection. Public consultation is open until 28 February 2014.

ISSN 14476746; ISBN 978-1-74249-523-1; Cat. no. HSE 143; 33pp.; $10

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The AIHW welcomes public and stakeholder feedback on the approaches outlined in this report. If you would like to provide feedback, please email the AIHW at by Friday 28 February 2014.

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Notes
    • Summary
      • Counting clients
      • New analyses
      • Data development
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Summary of findings
    • 3 Counting the number of clients
      • 3.1 Statistical linkage
      • 3.2 Statistical linkage keys
      • 3.3 Methods of linking records belonging to the same client
      • 3.4 Options for the AODTS NMDS
    • 4 Client-based analyses
      • 4.1 Client numbers
      • 4.2 Client rates
      • 4.3 Time in treatment
      • 4.4 Remoteness of usual residence
      • 4.5 Socioeconomic status of usual residence
      • 4.6 Patterns of drug use
      • 4.7 Patterns of treatment
      • 4.8 Pathways through treatment services
    • 5 Reporting options
      • 5.1 Annual reports
      • 5.2 Thematic bulletins
  • End matter
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Developing client-based analyses for reporting on the alcohol and other drug treatment services. Drug treatment series 22. Cat. no. HSE 143. Canberra: AIHW.