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Improving the comparability, consistency and relevance of national information on the health and well-being of Australians

The AIHW manages Australia's national health, community services and housing metadata items and standards, which provide the national infrastructure for metadata development.

Many areas of the Institute are also involved in developing metadata standards for specific program/policy area or sectors. This involves working with clients (within the AIHW and external to the AIHW) to identify national information requirements and the development of data set specifications (e.g. National Minimum Data Sets), including development of specific data dictionaries, guidelines, and other supporting documentation.