Notes

  • Technical notes 22 Jun 2018

    General notes:

    1. Data are subject to minor revisions over time.
    2. Components of figures may not sum to totals due to rounding.
    3. Figures reported at 0 decimal places in text and 1 decimal place in data visualisations may be marginally different due to rounding differences.
    4. See the Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2016–17 data quality statement for further details regarding the data.
    5. See AODTS in Australia 2016–17 data tables here.

    Client demographics:

    1. Client numbers and proportions are calculated based on closed treatment episodes with a valid statistical linkage key (SLK) 581.
    2. No imputation was applied to client data in 2016–17.

    Drugs of concern:

    1. The proportion of closed treatment episodes for an additional drug of concern is calculated as the number of closed treatment episodes with that drug of concern reported as an other drug of concern (up to 5 drug types can be reported) divided by the total number of closed treatment episodes where the client sought treatment for their own drug use in the collection year.

    Treatment:

    1. The proportion of closed treatment episodes for an additional treatment type is calculated as the number of closed treatment episodes with that treatment type reported as an other treatment type (up to 4 treatment types can be reported) divided by the total number of closed treatment episodes in the collection year.
    2. Rehabilitation, withdrawal management (detoxification), and pharmacotherapy are not available for clients seeking treatment for another’s alcohol or other drug use.

    Agencies:

    1. An agency’s remoteness area is derived by applying an ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Remoteness Structure 2011 to Statistical Area level 2 code (SA2) correspondence. Some SA2s are split between multiple remoteness areas. Where this is the case, the data are weighted according to the proportion of the population of the SA2 in each remoteness area. As a result, it is possible that the number of agencies in a particular remoteness area is not a whole number. After rounding, this can result in there being ‘<0.5’ or ‘<0.5%’ of agencies in a remoteness area due to the agency’s SA2 partially crossing into the remoteness area.
    2. The number of agencies by remoteness or sector may not sum to the total number of agencies due to rounding.
    3. The number of agencies is not an accurate reflection of all in-scope AOD specialist treatment services in Australia, as some agencies can fail to report data during a collection for various reasons. See the Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2016–17 data quality statement for further details.