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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)

NATIONAL HOSPITAL MORBIDITY DATABASE (NHMD)


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: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Contact: Head, Hospitals Data Unit

Address: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT, 2601

Telephone: 02 6244 1157

Facsimile: n/a

Email: hospitaldata@aihw.gov.au

Internet: http://www.aihw.gov.au

Publications

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


2009-10 report: http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737418863

Purpose

To collate information on services provided to admitted patients in all Australian hospitals for use in service provision and evaluation.

Description

The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a compilation of episode-level patient records from admitted patient morbidity data collection systems in Australian public and private hospitals. The data supplied are based on the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) for Admitted Patient Care and include demographic, administrative and length of stay data and data on the diagnoses of the patients, the procedures they underwent in hospital and external causes of injury and poisoning.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

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

SEIFA of Area of Usual Residence
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other






Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness
1
2
2
2
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

Mode of separation (transfers to other hospitals; discharge to residential aged care; other health care accommodation home
1 Medical procedures provided to patient.
2 May be reported as additional diagnoses if require care during hospitalisation.

Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other
1





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
1







Weapon use
type of weapon

Alcohol involve
Substance use involved

Physical injury sustained
type of injury

Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other

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:

    • Injuries and poisonings with external causes of same (assault).
    • Problems / negative life events in childhood – including sexual abuse of child and physical abuse of child. However, the ‘problem’ is not specified.
    • Maltreatment syndrome codes.
The external cause of injury code for assault specifies, to a degree, the relationship between perpetrator and primary victim.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:
    • Physical abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Psychological / Emotional 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

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.

Coverage

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

National

Data available for:
Australia
State/Territory (all)
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 history

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.


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