Data Linkage: Admitted Patient and Hospital Data

Women's Health Australia has Admitted Patient/Hospital data from Australian States and Territories linked to survey data for the cohorts. Each State and Territory dataset is distinct in terms of its data contents and date ranges.

Not all of the linked datasets from the state based Admitted Patients data collections include private hospital patients. See the data linkage reports for each state for information on public and private coverage.

NSW and ACT 

  • Admitted Patient data from NSW and ACT were linked in 2019.
  • Opt-outs from the NSW and ACT linkage included:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort,
    • 756 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 743 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 38 women from the 1989-95.

NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection

  • The NSW Admitted Patient Data Collection includes records for all hospital separations from all NSW public and private hospitals and day procedure centres.
  • There are 109,294 records from 14,956 individuals.

ACT Admitted Patient Care

  • The ACT Admitted Patient Care data only has records from Canberra Hospital.
  • There are 2197 records from 741 individuals.

Western Australia

  • Admitted Patients data (60,914 records from 5,573 individuals) and Emergency Department (29,351 records from 4,725 individuals) from Western Australia were linked in 2018.
  • The following numbers of women opted out of this linkage:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort,
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 739 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 38 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

Queensland

  • Admitted Patients data (64,234 records from 10,326 individuals) from Queensland were linked in 2018.
  • Opt-outs included:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort,
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 738 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 45 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

South Australia

  • South Australia Public Hospital Separations data (17,748 records from 3438 individuals) data were linked in 2018.
  • Women who did not consent to linkage included:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort, 
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort
    • 738 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 37 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

 Tasmania

  • Tasmanian Public Hospital Admitted Patients Episodes data were linked in 2018.
  • The dataset has 4272 records from women from all the ALSWH cohorts.
  • The following numbers of women opted out of this linkage:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort, 
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 739 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 38 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

Northern Terrritory

  • Northern Territory Public Hospital Inpatient data (518 individuals) data were linked in 2018 and 2019..
  • Women who did not consent to linkage included:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort, 
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 738 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 37 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

Victoria

  • Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) data were linked in 2018/19.
  • The dataset has 118,332 records from 12,968 women from all the ALSWH cohorts.
  • The following numbers of women opted out of this linkage:
    • 353 women from the 1921-26 cohort, 
    • 753 women from the 1946-51 cohort,
    • 739 women from the 1973-78 cohort, and
    • 38 women from the 1989-95 cohort.

    Resources

    In addition to the resources detailed below, there are other documents including the Data Linkage Report that will be available to investigators on delivery of data.

    Download File Type
    List of Admitted Patient and Hospital Data PDF
    List of Western Australia Emergency Data PDF