The register enables measurement of spinal cord injury incidence, study of circumstances and mechanisms. Data on first and subsequent admissions, from 1 July 1995, to any of the six specialised spinal units in Australia are being registered prospectively.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 2014

Geographical coverage

National

Data availability

  • publications
  • client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • restricted unit record access subject to Ethics Committee approval and/or the agreement of all relevant data custodians in all states and territories (charges may apply)

Data scope

ASCIR is an opt-in national register of incident cases of spinal cord injury which occur in Australia and overseas to Australian residents if they are treated in a spinal unit in Australia. Currently, 7 spinal units, all based in public hospitals, contribute data.

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Not currently available

External links and information

Spinal cord injury, Australia 2014–15

Contact

[email protected]