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released: 23 Jun 2009 author: AIHW

This data guide has been prepared as a reference for those involved in collecting and supplying data for the National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) collection. It should be particularly useful to staff in Australian government, state and territory departments and researchers. This collection is one of a number of data sources that provide a picture of alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia.

ISBN 978 1 74024 930 0; Cat. no. WP 62; 36pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
  • Body section
    1. Introduction to the NOPSAD collection
      • 1.1 What is the NOPSAD collection and why was it developed?
      • 1.2 What is the NOPSAD collection used for?
      • 1.3 Purpose and structure of the NOPSAD data guide
    2. Scope of the NOPSAD collection
    3. NOPSAD counting rules
    4. Administrative features in each jurisdiction
    5. Process for transmission, collation and reporting
    6. Data required for the NOPSAD collection
      • 6.1 Number of clients receiving pharmacotherapy drugs
      • 6.2 Number of clients by pharmacotherapy drug type and prescriber type
      • 6.3 Number of clients by pharmacotherapy drug type and dosing point site
      • 6.4 Number of pharmacotherapy prescribers
      • 6.5 Number of pharmacotherapy dosing point sites
      • 6.6 Sex of clients
      • 6.7 Age group of clients
      • 6.8 Indigenous status of clients
    7. Data item definitions
      • 7.1 Prescriber
      • 7.2 Pharmacotherapy client
      • 7.3 Pharmacotherapy prescriber type
      • 7.4 Pharmacotherapy dosing point site
      • 7.5 Pharmacotherapy drug
      • 7.6 Client sex
      • 7.7 Client age group
      • 7.8 Client Indigenous status
    8. Data release guidelines
      • 8.1 Purpose
      • 8.2 Background
      • 8.3 Summary of unpublished data access options
      • 8.4 AIHW charging policy for ad hoc information services
      • 8.5 Other alcohol and other drug data
      • 8.6 Requests for release of NOPSAD unpublished state/territory data
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: 2009 transmission specifications
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. National Opioid Pharmacotherapy Statistics Annual Data (NOPSAD) 2009 collection data guide. AIHW Working paper. Cat. no. WP 62. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468254>.

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