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Data custodian: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact: Head, Hospitals Data Unit
Address: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601
Telephone: 02 6244 1157
Australian hospital statistics and related excel tables, on-line data cubes at: http://www.aihw.gov.au/hospitals-data-cubes/
Hospital Separations due to Injury and Poisoning 2005-06: http://www.nisu.flinders.edu.au/pubs/reports/2010/injcat131.php
2 May be reported as additional diagnoses if require care during hospitalisation.
While information on external cause of injury, including place and relationship with partner are held in database, the relationships between diagnoses and external cause codes, and between external cause codes may be difficult to identify.
Definition of Family and Domestic Violence
There is no formal definition of FDV used in this collection.
FDV may be identified by use of the following codes:
Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)
Information on the quality of the diagnosis, procedure and external cause data, is classified using the sixth edition of the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision, Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) (NCCH 2008).
Scope / target population
Admitted patients treated in Australian hospitals.
The database contains data relating to admitted patients in almost all hospitals, including public acute hospitals, public psychiatric hospitals, private acute hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals and private free-standing day hospital facilities. Public sector hospitals that are not within the jurisdiction of a state or territory health authority are excluded (e.g. hospitals operated by the Department of Defence or correctional authorities and hospitals located in offshore territories).
As not all private hospital separations are included in the NHMD, the counts of private hospital separations presented in this report may be slight underestimates.
Geographic coverage and disaggregation
Data available for:
Statistical Local Area of usual residence recorded but not published. This is used to derive Remoteness Area of Usual Residence.
Frequency / Timing
Annual, financial year
Collection commenced: 1993-1994
Breaks in series: yes - Codes and coding standards have changed over years. Refer to annual publications for details relating to each reference period.
Other details: n/a
Data availability / Dissemination
Data from the NHMD is reported as admitted patient care data in AIHW publications.
Data are also available in ad hoc research reports, such as Hospital Separations due to Injury and Poisoning 2005-06.
State and territory clearance is required for state/territory specific information. Data release must comply with the AIHW ACT to ensure confidentiality of individuals and reporting units (eg hospitals).
Charges apply for ad hoc requests.
Other data sources held by this agency
Child Protection Notifications, Investigations and Substantiations collection, Australia
National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection
Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.