Victoria

Victoria  

Birth data
Description: Registration of a birth in Victoria occurs in accordance with Part 3 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996. Following notification of a child born alive (within 21 days after birth). The parents of the child are jointly responsible for having the child's birth registered by lodging a birth registration statement. 
Date Range: 1993 - 2016
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Emergency Minimum Dataset
Description: The Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) contains de-identified demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing all presentations to all public hospital Emergency Departments (ED) in Victoria.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Emergency Department Care National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The purpose of the collection is to enable comparisons of ED operation and management, particularly in respect to access to services. The collection also aims to assist health service planning and coordination, policy assessment and formulation and epidemiological research.
Date Range: 1 July 2000 - 2016
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Admitted Episodes Dataset
Description: The Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) comprises demographic, clinical and administrative details for every admitted episode of care occurring in Victorian public and private hospitals including rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedure centres.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Admitted Patient National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The purpose of the collection is to provide information to assist in health services planning, policy formulation, casemix funding and epidemiological research.
Date Range: 1 July 1993 - 2016
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

  

Mental Health
Description: Mental Health services in Victoria support people with a mental illness by providing acute, subacute, specialist, residential and inpatient community services and community support services.
Date Range: 2000 - 2016
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR)
Description: The Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) captures information on all malignant neoplasms and insitu carcinoma of breast and cervix and insitu melanoma diagnosed in Victoria. Basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the skin are not registered (except for SCC of genital and perianal skin and the vermillion border of lip).

The VCR has been a population-based registry since 1982. The Cancer Act 1958 (Vic) mandates the reporting of cancer to The Council (Sections 60 to 61). Cancer Council Victoria (The Council) has established and maintains the Victorian Cancer Registry (VCR) to fulfil its statutory obligations to capture cancer data. All Victorian hospitals (public and private), pathology services (public and private) and prescribed registers, are required to submit details of patients admitted and treated for cancer to the VCR

The purpose of the VCR is to support monitoring cancer incidence, mortality and survival in Victorian residents.  In addition, the data is made available to support health service planning and evaluation and cancer research.

VCR collects a minimum data set for each cancer case, including place of residence, sex, date of birth, date of diagnosis, cancer site and morphology, best basis of diagnosis, country of birth, and date, place and cause of death, where applicable.
Date Range: 2008 - 2015
Contact: Cancer Council of Victoria and Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS)
Description: The Elective Surgery Information System (ESIS) collects episode-level elective surgery waiting list information from major Victorian metropolitan and rural public hospitals.

Collection processes are based on standard definitions that comply with the Elective Surgery Waiting Times National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

Accurate and timely waiting list data are important for monitoring community access to acute health services and elective surgery planning for individual health and statewide services.
Date Range: 1 July 2004 - onwards
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

Victorian Death Index
Description: The Victorian Death Index is administered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 by the Vic Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Department of Justice, Victoria. Stillbirths or deaths in utero that occur after 20 weeks gestation or at greater than 400 grams are recorded in the Births and Deaths Register.

The Register includes all deaths that occur in Victoria. The following deaths are registered in Victoria:
  • deaths in the state of Victoria (all)
  • deaths where a court directs registration of the death in Victoria (all)
  • deaths on aircraft/ships en route to Victoria (may be refused registration if registrable  under other laws)
  • perinatal deaths (ie where the child has breathed without  assistance prior to death)
  • deaths overseas where the deceased either  was a Victorian resident and/or  owned property in Victoria (voluntary)
The following deaths are NOT registered in Victoria:
  • stillbirths (ie where the child did not breathe without assistance prior to death)
  • deaths in Victorians which occur elsewhere in Australia
The Death Registration Statements contains the details prescribed by Regulation, including but not limited to: demographic details such as name at birth, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status, sex, occupation, date and place of birth; age at death; date of death; place of death; cause of death; marital status; details of parents; details of children; Coroner details; and funeral director details.

The registration of a death requires a death registration statement and either a medical report or coroner's report.
Date Range: 1993 - 2016
Contact: Department of Health and Human Services
Jurisdiction: Victoria
Data Linkage Unit: Centre for Victorian Data Linkage
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available

 

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