4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
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Data custodian: SA Health
Contact: Director, Information Management, Health System Performance Division
Address: PO Box 287 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Telephone: 08 8226 7329
Not routinely published.
To record demographic, administrative and clinical data about patients admitted to public and private hospitals in South Australia.
Data from the collection are used to monitor, fund, evaluate and plan hospital services and to benchmark hospital performance.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
No specific definition of Family and Domestic Violence is used within this collection. Family and domestic violence is indicated by use of clinical codes within the patient record. Relies on the judgement of clinical staff who treat patients.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Hospitals provide monthly extracts of data on patients discharged from hospital to a central database managed by SA Health. Demographic data is collected by administrative staff in hospitals. Doctors and nurses record information on diagnoses and procedures as text in medical records. The text is translated into codes, and the codes are included in the monthly extracts.Scope / target population
All people admitted to public and private hospitals in South Australia.
Clinicians may not identify injuries as family and domestic violence related unless there is clear evidence, so the number of family and domestic violence related hospital admissions is likely to be understated in this collection.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
South Australia. Postcode recorded.
Data available for:
Statistical Local Area (SLA)
Frequency / Timing
Ad hoc - data produced on request only.
Collection commenced: 2001
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
A range of health statistics including health risk factors, mental illness, population groups, the performance of hospital and health care services, safety and quality and public health are published by South Australia Health at: http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/about+us/health+statistics
Family and Domestic Violence data are available on request. Patient/hospital identifiable data cannot be released. Requests may need to be approved by the SA Health Human Research Ethics Committee.
Other data sources held by this agency
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.