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released: 14 Dec 2005 author: Hargreaves J, Grayson N & Sullivan EA media release

This report examines the utility of the available routinely collected national data sources for enumerating induced abortion in Australia. It outlines a methodology for estimating the number of induced abortions in Australia using the Medicare data and the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) data.

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978 1 74024 522 7; Cat. no. PER 30; 88pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • Foreword
  • List of tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations and symbols
  • Executive summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Methods
  • 3 Induced abortion estimate
  • 4 Induced abortion in the NHMD
  • 5 Medicare data
  • 6 Induced abortion at or after 20 weeks gestation
  • 7 Other national routinely collected data sets
  • 8 Data development
  • Glossary
  • References

Recommended citation

Hargreaves J, Grayson N & Sullivan EA 2005. Use of routinely collected national data sets for reporting on induced abortion in Australia. Perinatal statistics series no. 17. Cat. no. PER 30. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467790>.