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The first national data on government and non-government disability support services and clients under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement (CSDA) were released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare today.
The report, Disability Support Services Provided under the Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement: First National Data 1995, presents data collected using the 1995 CSDA Minimum Data Set (MDS) from Commonwealth, State and Territory CSDA services (Western Australian data for 1995 were not able to be included).
4,219 CSDA services responded to the Minimum Data Set collection, a response rate of 93%, including:
Richard Madden, Director of the Institute, stated that 'this report is a timely overview of client characteristics and services for the current CSDA renegotiation'.
Data were collected from 63,530 consumer forms, representing people receiving services on the snapshot day (excluding those in Western Australia). Of service consumers in 1995:
The report contains information on the development of the collection, the questions and definitions used to gather the data, and recommendations for future collections.
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