Australian Bureau of Statistics
4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/11/2011 First Issue
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Data custodian: Western Australia Department of Health
Contact: Manager, Inpatient Data Collections, Data Integrity, Performance Activity and Quality Division
Address: 189 Royal St, East Perth, WA, 6004
Telephone: 08 9222 4222
Facsimile: 08 9222 4408
FDV data not routinely published.
To record personal and medical information of patients admitted to public and private hospitals and emergency departments in Western Australia.
The WA Hospital Morbidity Data System (HMDS) collects standardised data, including information about Family and Domestic Violence as required by hospitals in Western Australia.
Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
Family and Domestic Violence is defined broadly by Western Australia Health to include physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, social abuse and economic abuse.
In practice, it is defined according to the presence of ‘warning signs’ in presenting patients and then confirmed through targeted screening questions as outlined in the Guidelines for Responding to Family and Domestic Violence.
FDV is recorded using the International Classification of Diseases version 10 Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes.
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Practitioners in Western Australian hospitals collect and record information about Family and Domestic Violence according to standard protocols. They are required to maintain up to date and accurate patient case notes which include information relating to the minimum dataset items as described above. For further details see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/publications/dovires.pdf
All hospital staff, including doctors, nurses, emergency department staff, and social workers are required to attend Family and Domestic Violence training.
Scope / target population
Victims (any age and gender) of assaults who are admitted to hospital.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Western Australia. Postcode recorded.
Data available for:
Local Government Area (LGA)
Other - Statistical Local Area (SLA); Health region; Health district
Frequency / Timing
Statistics produced on request only
Collection commenced: 1999/2000
Breaks in series: no
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Access to data may be available upon request on a case by case basis.
Other data sources held by this agency
Has this data source changed?
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This page last updated 28 March 2012
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