Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmanian Births Register
Description: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania is established under section 51 of the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act 1999 Tasmania. The Register includes all children born and subsequently registered in the state of Tasmania. Stillbirths, or deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation, or with a body mass of at least 400 grams at birth, are recorded in the Births Register.

A parent of a child born in Tasmania, the hospital, a doctor or registered midwife who attended the birth (if outside a hospital) are each required to supply to the Registrar details relating to the birth of the child.

Date Range: 1970-2015
Contact: Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application

 

Tasmanian Perinatal Data Collection
Description: The collection of perinatal data in Tasmania is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). It is an administrative data collection which records all births in Tasmania. There are mandatory requirements for data collection under the Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity Act 1994 (previously known as Perinatal Registry Act 1994).

The information in this collection is specific to pregnancy care, services and outcomes. This includes demographic, medical and obstetric information about the mother; and information on the labour, delivery and condition of the infant. The majority of data items collected, and definitions used, consistent with those in the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) for perinatal data collections, which have been developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in consultation with State and Territory health authorities and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The scope of the perinatal collection is all births in Tasmanian public and private hospitals, birthing centres and home births. It encompasses all live births and stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation or weighing at least 400 grams at birth.
Date Range: 2005-2014
Contact: DHHS Tasmania
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application
Data Quality Statement Under development

 

Tasmanian Public Hospital Emergency Department Presentations
Description: Emergency Department (ED) presentations at public hospitals in Tasmania are captured in an administrative data collection and contain demographic, administrative and clinical data specific to each presentation. Each person presenting to an ED is assigned a unique 9-digit patient identifier.

This dataset is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Tasmania; information collected in this dataset is required under the National Health Care and National Health Information Agreements (NHCA & NHIA).

The scope of this data collection currently covers the EDs of all four major public hospitals in Tasmania, being the Royal Hobart, Launceston General, Mersey Community and North-West Regional Hospitals. The purpose of the collection is to enable efficient and effective patient care and comparisons of performance in respect to accessing services, quality clinical outcomes and patient management. The collection also assists in analysis of patterns in presentations to support improved care planning and healthy outcomes for the Tasmanian population. Emergency Departments in public hospitals in Tasmania operate within the Tasmanian Health Organisations (THO) Act 2011.
Date Range: 2000-2016
Contact: DHHS Tasmania
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Public Hospital Admitted Patient Collection
Description: The Tasmanian public hospital admitted patient data collection contains morbidity data on admitted patients from the four major public in Tasmania being the Royal Hobart, Launceston General, Mersey Community and North-West Regional Hospitals. All for hospitals operate within the framework of the Tasmanian Health Organisations (THO) Act 2011.

The dataset is an admitted patient morbidity data collection designed to provide the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Tasmania with the information resources necessary to effectively deliver integrated patient care and to assist with the organisation, evaluation and planning of public health services in Tasmania. Each person admitted to a public hospital in Tasmania is assigned a unique 9-digit patient identifier referred to as the Tasmanian Client Health Index (THCI).

The collection contains admitted patient separations from each public hospital in Tasmania.

Data are recorded by hospital staff in the course of undertaking hospital admission and related client management processes. Hospital data is held in a central data warehouse by the DHHS. Records are updated at points of care, during care type changes and at the time of separation.
Date Range: 2007-2016
Contact: DHHS Tasmania
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Ambulance Tasmania Emergency Incidents
Description: This dataset contains emergency ambulance care incidents extracted from the VACIS database (Victorian Ambulance Clinical Information System). The VACIS database captures the Electronic Patient Care Record which includes information on patient symptoms, diagnoses and treatment.
Date Range: 2010-2015
Contact: DHHS Tasmania
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Metadata: Available upon application
Data quality statement: Under development

 

Tasmanian Community Mental Health Data Collection
Description: The Tasmanian Community Mental Health Data Collection contains state-government provided ambulatory episodes of mental health care. The data contains information specific to the assessment, treatment, recovery and care of child and adolescent, adult and older persons in non-admitted settings. Episodes of care represent services provided in community mental health centres to individuals or groups, as part of crisis assessment and response, as outreach services or home visits. The data records occasions of services provided by clinicians to patients.
Date Range: 2000-2015
Contact: DHHS Tasmania
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Metadata: Available upon application
Data quality statement: Under development

 

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

Description: The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a full population census of children's health and development in their first year of formal full-time schooling. It provides a comprehensive map of early developmental outcomes across Australia.

The AEDC provides a national baseline measurement to monitor Australian children's development.  The data collected provides evidence to support policy, planning, research and action for health, education and community support.

The first AEDC was administered in 2009. There is one AEDC collection every three years. The AEDC datasets have near-total national coverage of school entrants, and provide data on 97.5 per cent of the estimated 5-year-old population in 2009 and 96.5 per cent of children enrolled to start school in 2012.

Teachers complete the AEDC Checklist for children in their first year of formal full-time school. The AEDC checklists are completed based on teachers' knowledge and observations of the children in their class. Participation in the AEDC is not compulsory and parents can nominate for their child not to be included.
Date Range: 2009, 2012 and 2015 collections
Contact: Federal Department of Education
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Please see AEDC website
Meta Data: Please see AEDC website
Data Quality Statement: Please see AEDC website

 

Tasmanian Cancer Registry
Description:

The Tasmanian Cancer Registry (TCR) was established in 1977 and is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting incidence of all malignant neoplasms in Tasmanian residents. Notification of cancer is required by law for public and private hospitals, pathology and radiology laboratories when a diagnosis of cancer is made. The Registry is maintained by the Menzies Research Institute, Tasmania.

The TCR provides population-based statistics about cancer incidence and mortality for the residents of Tasmania. The TCR collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including such elements as place of residence, sex, date
of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer topography and morphology, means of diagnosis, whether there were multiple primary sites of cancer, race, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.

Primary sources of information include pathology laboratories, hospitals, radiotherapy departments, the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and other supplementary sources such as clinicians.

Date Range: 1982-2013
Contact: Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application
Data Quality Statement: Please note that Cancer data is not routinely linked as part of the TDLU’s Master Linkage Map. However, for ethically approved research projects permission is sought from the Director, Population Health Tasmania for linking cancer data on a per project basis.

 

Tasmanian Deaths Register
Description: The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania is established under section 51 of the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act 1999 Tasmania. The Register of Deaths includes any person who died in Tasmania; stillbirths and fetal deaths are not recorded in the Deaths Register. Where there is sign of life at birth, but the neonate subsequently dies, the birth is recorded in the Births Register and the death is recorded in the Deaths Register.

Date Range: 1970-2015
Contact: Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application