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
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.
21 March 1997
Further information:Mr Ken Black, ph. 02 6244
1178.For media copies of the report (84pp):Chris
Finnegan, ph. 02 6244 1032.Availability: Check the AIHW
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