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Contents >> Hospital Morbidity Data System (HMDS), Western Australia

HOSPITAL MORBIDITY DATA SYSTEM (HMDS), WESTERN AUSTRALIA


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
ACT
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

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

Email: Paul.Stevens2@health.wa.gov.au

Internet: http://www.dohpackcentre.com.au/DOH

Publications

FDV data not routinely published.

Purpose

To record personal and medical information of patients admitted to public and private hospitals and emergency departments in Western Australia.

Description

The WA Hospital Morbidity Data System (HMDS) collects standardised data, including information about Family and Domestic Violence as required by hospitals in Western Australia.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim1
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography

LGA; SLA; Health region; Health district
Other
Personal data items
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other

Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcomes
application for violence order
violence order issued
offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other












Other personal data items

Type of abuse;
Referral source;
Type of intervention/ service provided by hospital
1 Data are collected about victims of assaults who are admitted to hospital. It is unknown whether they are the victim, secondary victim or offender in relation to family and domestic violence specifically.

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency







Weapon use
type of weapon

Alcohol involved
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting

Other


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:

    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

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.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

Western Australia. Postcode recorded.

Data available for:
Western Australia
Local Government Area (LGA)
Other - Statistical Local Area (SLA); Health region; Health district

Frequency / Timing

Updated continually
Statistics produced on request only

Collection history

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

n/a

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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