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To record personal and medical information of patients admitted to public and private hospitals in Western Australia for planning, allocating and evaluating health services.
The WA Hospital Morbidity Data System (HMDS) is comprised of over 21,000,000 electronic in-patient records dating back to 1970. The data includes demographic and administrative information, in addition to the patient diagnosis, procedures performed and external causes of injury and poisoning are available.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
There is no formal definition of family and domestic violence used in this collection. Aspects of family and domestic violence captured by the data are:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0). This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
Western Australian hospitals collect and record in-patient activity 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. .
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
Victims (any age and gender) of assaults who are admitted to hospital.
The HMDS contains data relating to admitted patients in all Western Australian public and private acute hospitals, public and private psychiatric hospitals and private free-standing day hospital facilities.
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Collection commenced: 1970
Break in series: no
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
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