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State and Territory collections

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State-based Data Linkage Units conduct separate probabilistic linkages with ALSWH cohorts (see ALSWH linked data sources for details of the collections and organisations involved).

Each State and Territory dataset is distinct in terms of its content (more information about state collections may be found on the PHRN website).

See “ALSWH coverage (collection x cohort)” in the resources list for details of state/territory holdings. Due to the lead times involved, we generally aim to update State/Territory collections every two years.

Attention!  ALSWH only receives a selection of variables from any given collection. While we attempt to align variables across jurisdictions, we are limited not only by what is actually collected, but also by what is offered to external projects. In addition, not all state collections include records from private hospitals.  Refer to the ALSWH Linked Data Variable Request Form for details of all collections.

General resourcesLinks
ALSWH: list of collection names and sourcesGo to page
ALSWH coverage (collection x cohort)Go to page
ALSWH opt-outsGo to page
ALSWH Linked Data Variable Request Form
Public Health Research Network (PHRN) – Collections availableGo to web site

Hospital Admissions

Available for all states and all cohorts. Not all collections include private hospital records (ACT, NT and Tasmanian collections only cover nominated public hospitals).

StateResourcesHospital Admissions
ACTAPC Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
NSWAPDC Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
QLDQHAPDC ManualGo to web site
SAISAAC ManualPDF
TASTPHAPDC Variable list and metadata
VICVAED ManualGo to web site
WAHMDC Dataset informationGo to web site
Note: Not published for NT; resources will be supplied with the data

Emergency Department

All four ALSWH cohorts are linked. Currently available for ACT, NSW, TAS and WA (data for other jurisdictions is expected in 2021). Public hospitals only are included, with limited coverage of public hospitals in ACT, NSW, NT and Tasmania. Available for all cohorts.

StateResourcesEmergency Department
ACTED Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
NSWEDDC Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
TASEDP variable list and metadata
WAEDDC Dataset informationGo to web site

Perinatal

Maternal Perinatal data are linked for the 1989-95 and 1973-78 Cohorts. They are available for all states, and cover all births, wherever they occur, except for ACT (records are from a single public hospital) and NT (records from private facilities are only included from 2014 on).  Please note that due to specific legislative constraints, only women who have expressly consented to health record linkage are included in the Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (i.e. almost all of the 1989-95 Cohort, and 70% of the 1973-78 Cohort).

StateResourcesPerinatal
AllMaternity Information Matrix (AIHW, UNSW)Go to web site
ACTPDC Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
NSWPDC Data dictionary and variable listGo to web site
QLDPDC ManualGo to web site
SAPSC ManualPDF
TASPDC Forms and guidelinesGo to web site
VICVPDC ManualGo to web site
WAMNS Dataset informationGo to web site
Note: Not published for NT; resources will be supplied with the data

Other

Cancer and Death Registry data are accessed nationally from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), see National collections for details.