4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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Purpose
Description
Definition of family and domestic violence
Relationship to Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0)
Family and domestic violence related content (data items collected)
Collection methodology
Scope / Target population
Coverage
Data availability / Dissemination
Publications
Collection history
Other directory data sources held by this agency


NATIONAL HOSPITAL MORBIDITY DATABASE (NHMD)


DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Administrative by-product
  • National
  • State/territory(all)
  • ASGC remoteness
  • SLA
  • Annual
  • Detailed publication/report publicly available
  • Data cubes/spreadsheets publicly available
  • Customised data – Charged consultancy 1
[1] May be subject to release conditions


DETAILED METADATA

Contact details:

Data custodianThe Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Contact Head, Hospitals Data Unit
AddressGPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT 2601
Telephone02 6244 1157
Facsimile n/a
Emailhospitaldata@aihw.gov.au
Internethttp://www.aihw.gov.au
Source linkhttp://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129543133
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.

DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

There is no formal definition of Family and domestic violence used in this collection. Family and domestic violence 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; and
  • 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 ; and
  • psychological/emotional abuse.

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.

Conceptual Framework
Amount of Information Available
Element/Sub–element
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Incident/event
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CONTENT (data items collected)
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:

1. Context;
2. Person;
3. Incident/Event; and
4. Transaction.

Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.

Context
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit. Person

Data Items
Victim
Perpetrator
Secondary
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
1
Mental illness
2
Other
[1] SEIFA of area of usual residence.
[2] May be reported as additional diagnosis if require care during hospitalisation. Incident/event

Data Items
Available
Location of incident/event
Residential location
Workplace
Educational institution
Public Place
Other Location
Relationship between parties
Current partner
Previous partner
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relatives
Other member of household
Personal/financial dependency
Other
Other Characteristics
Weapon used
Type of weapon
Physical Injury sustained
Type of injury sustained
1
Pregnancy
1
Alcohol/substance use
Prior history of victimisation/offending
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other
[1] May be reported as additional diagnosis if require care during hospitalisation. Transaction

Data Items
Available
Detection
Reported to police
Reasons not reported to police
Satisfaction with police response
Application for violence order
Violence order issued
Offender charged
Offender went to court
Offender sentence type
Child protection involvement
Other
Formal support
Services used/ referral to services
Medical treatment/type
Counselling
Legal
Financial
Housing/accommodation
Crisis
Other : (Mode of separation; transfer to other hospital; residential aged care; other health care accommodation)
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
COLLECTION METHODOLOGY

For 2011–12, information on the quality of the diagnosis, procedure and external cause data, is classified using the seventh edition of the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, 10th revision, Australian modification (ICD-10-AM) (NCCH 2010).

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).

DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION

Data from the NHMD are reported as admitted patient care data in AIHW publications. Data are also available in ad hoc research reports, such as those published by the National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University.

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.

PUBLICATIONS

2011–12 Australian hospital statistics report

Australian hospital statistics and related excel tables, on-line data cubes

Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia 1999–00 to 2010–11

COLLECTION HISTORY

Collection commenced: 1993–94

Break in series: Yes - codes and coding standards have changed over the years. Refer to annual publications for details relating to each reference period.

Other details: Data Quality Statement is available at http://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/529483

OTHER DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY

Child Protection National Minimum Data Set
National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS)
Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection(SAAP)
Specialist Homelessness Services Collection (SHSC)