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released: 22 Jul 2005 author: AIHW

The report presents the Institute's most comprehensive evaluation to date of the data collected for the National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care. The evaluation assesses the quality and utility of the data set to determine its suitability as to current requirements and to identify changes required to improve data quality and comparability. Detailed information is presented on the data provided for each data element and the extent to which these data are provided in accordance with specifications published in the National Health Data Dictionary. This report is a useful resource for health information managers, researchers, state and territory data providers and all users of data based on this National Minimum Data Set.

ISSN 1443 6795; ISBN 978 1 74024 481 7; Cat. no. HSE 38; 148pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (189K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary and recommendations
      • General recommendations
      • Recommendations relating to existing and proposed new data elements and concepts
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (Sections 1-3: 176K PDF)
      • This report
      • Purpose of this evaluation
      • The NHDD and METeOR.
    2. Methodology
      • Evaluation of utility
      • Compliance evaluation
      • Recommendations for data development
    3. Evaluation of utility
      • Respondents
      • Uses of the NMDS specifications and NMDS-based data
      • Utility of the NMDS
      • Future data development
      • Other issues raised by respondents
      • Persons who should be consulted for future data development
    4. Compliance evaluation (339K PDF)
      • National summary
      • State and territory summary
      • Assessment of individual data elements
    5. Comments on data elements (157K PDF)
      • Existing data elements and data element concepts
      • Proposed new data elements
  • End matter (202K PDF)
    • Appendix 1: Data elements that constitute the NMDS for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care and the NMDS for Admitted Patient Care
    • Appendix 2: Survey of users and data collectors for the evaluation of the National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care
    • Appendix 3: Survey respondents

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Report on the evaluation of the National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care. Mental health series no. 7. Cat. no. HSE 38. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467734>.

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