Interim guidelines – choosing which mortality data source to use (2022 release)

Cancer data commentary 8b

Previous releases of the Cancer data in Australia report (CdiA) utilised cancer mortality statistics sourced from the National Mortality Database (NMD). The 2022 release of CdiA provides users with two different sources of cancer mortality statistics (the Australian Cancer Database (ACD) and the NMD). Please read cancer data commentary number 8 for more information about the different cancer mortality sources and why the respective statistics may differ.

General advice to help people select which data source that would best meet their needs was provided within the initial release of the 2022 CdiA. This commentary provides users with more direct assistance selecting the most appropriate data source and outlines which data source AIHW would generally recommend for each specific cancer and reporting period.