Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmanian Births Register
Description:

Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania is established under the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act 1999. The registry 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: 2000-2019
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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 (DoH). 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,are 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: 2005-2018
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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:

All public hospital emergency departments operate within the framework of the Tasmanian Health Service Act 2018. Emergency department 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 emergency department is assigned a unique 9-digit patient identifier referred to as the Tasmanian Health Client Index (THCI). This dataset is administered by the Department of Health (DoH) Tasmania.

This data collection covers emergency departments of all four public hospitals in Tasmania, being the Royal Hobart, Launceston General, Mersey Community and North-West Regional Hospitals. The purpose of the collection is to support efficient and effective delivery of patient care in an emergency setting. The collection also assists in analysis of patterns in presentations to support improved care planning and healthy outcomes for the Tasmanian population.

Date Range: 2000-2019
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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 Admitted Patients 
Description:

The Tasmanian public hospital admitted patient data collection contains admitted patient separations data from each public hospital in Tasmania. All hospitals operate within the framework of the Tasmanian Health Service Act 2018, and which commenced on 1 July 2018 and established new governance arrangements for the Tasmanian Health Service.

The data collection contains demographic data and clinical information on all admitted patients separated from public hospitals and in Tasmania. Each person admitted to a public hospital in Tasmania is assigned a unique 9-digit patient identifier referred to as the Tasmanian Health Client Index (THCI).

Data are recorded by hospital staff in the course of undertaking hospital admission and related client management services. Hospital data is held in a central data warehouse by the Department of Health (DoH). Records are updated at points of care, during care type changes and at the time of separation.

Date Range:    2007-2019
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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, 2015 and 2018 collections
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
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, with cancer declared a notifiable disease in December 1992. Cancer registration since this time has had a legislative basis. The TCR is responsible for collecting, collating and reporting incidence of all malignant neoplasms in the Tasmanian population. The TCR is operated by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania.

The TCR produces population-based statistics about cancer incidence and mortality for the residents of Tasmania. The TCR collects a minimum amount of data for each notifiable cancer case, including demographic and clinical data items. Primary sources of information include pathology laboratories, hospitals, radiotherapy departments, the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and other supplementary sources such as medical specialists.

Date Range: 1982-2018
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application

 

Tasmanian Deaths Register
Description: Births, Deaths and Marriages Tasmania is established under the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration Act 1999. The registry 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: 1970-2019
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application

 

Tasmanian Coded Cause of Death
Description:

The cause of death unit record file (COD URF) is a dataset containing information relating to all deaths registered in Australia for a given reference year. The dataset contains a number of attributes of an individual including the International Classification of Disease (currently version 10) codes relating to the causes of death, which are added by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is a compilation of death records from each of the State and Territory Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDMs) and from the State and Chief Coroners through the National Coronial Information System (NCIS).

The dataset contains deaths registered in Tasmania and is not dependent on the place of usual residence. For example, if a person who usually resides in Tasmania died in another jurisdiction, the record will not be available in the Tasmanian COD URF ouputs.

Date Range: 2006 - 2016 (final)
2017 (revised)
2018 (preliminary)
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application

 

ANZDATA
Description:

Australian and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry (ANZDATA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Date Range: 1963- 2018
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Please see ANZDATA Website
Meta Data: Please see ANZDATA Website
Data Quality Statement: Please see ANZDATA Website

 

Tasmanian Non Melanoma Skin Cancer Dataset
Description:

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Australia. NMSCs are not notifiable by law, however NMSCs have been routinely reported to the Tasmanian Cancer Registry for the population of Tasmania since 1978. A minimum number of administration data items, together with tumour topography and morphology is collected. 

Date Range: 1978 - 2019
Contact: Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit 
Jurisdiction: Tasmania
Data Linkage Unit Tasmanian Data Linkage Unit
Variable list: Available upon application
Meta Data: Available upon application
Data Quality Statement: Under development

 

Note: There are additional data collections that are available for linkage that are not routinely linked. Please visit the website of the jurisdictional linkage units for a complete list of data collections currently available to researchers for linkage.

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