Queensland

Queensland

Registrar General - Birth registration
Description: The Birth Registry is administered pursuant to the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 by the QLD Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The Qld Births Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General.

The Register includes all births that occur in QLD including stillbirths (The term 'stillborn child' is defined as a child who has been carried in the womb for 20 weeks or more, or weighs 400 grams or more). In addition to the administrative Birth Registration information (required under the Regulations) additional information is collected for stillbirths on the Medical Certificate of Cause of Perinatal Death. This information is gathered for statistical purposes and forwarded to the ABS for coding and collation at a national level. Although stillbirths are registered as a birth, for reporting purposes these are accounted for in perinatal death statistics published in Perinatal Deaths, Australia and previously, in Causes of Death, Australia.
Date Range: 1980 - 2017 **
Custodian: Contact via Queensland Health - Health Statistics Unit*
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Data Linkage Unit: Data Linkage Unit: Research Linkage Group, Queensland Health
Variable list: Not available
Meta Data: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available
*Selected variables are available from Queensland Health via a MoU with the Queensland Registrar General.  **Via a MoU with the Queensland Registrar General.  Data prior to 2007 is available electronically from the Registrar General's office, though there is generally a charge associated with such requests.

 

Perinatal Data Collection
Description: The Qld Perinatal Data Collection is managed by Qld Health. It is an administrative data collection which records all births in Qld. Information in the PDC is collected under the Public Health Act 2005, whereby the perinatal data is required to be provided to Qld Health as per Part 1, Chapter 6.

The information collected in the PDC is about 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 scope of the PDC is all births in Qld public and private hospitals and home births. It encompasses all live births, and stillbirths of at least 20 weeks gestation and/or 400 grams in weight.  Information relating to neonatal morbidity is collected up until the baby is discharged from the birth admission or up until the baby reaches 28 days of age.
Date Range: 2007- 2015*
Custodian: Contact via Queensland Health - Health Statistics Unit
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Data Linkage Unit: Research Linkage Group Queensland Health
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Available
*Names and addresses of mothers have only been collected in perinatal data since 1 July 2007

 

Queensland Emergency Department Collection (EDC)
Description: The Queensland Emergency Department Collection (EDC) is an administrative data collection that contains demographic, administrative and clinical data detailing presentations to Emergency Departments (ED) at most public hospitals in Queensland. The EDC is based on the "Non-admitted Patient Emergency Department Care‟ National Minimum Data Set (NMDS).

The EDC is administered by the Queensland Department of Health. Information in the EDC is required under the National Health Care and National Health Information Agreements (NHCA & NHIA).

The scope of this data collection currently covers the Emergency Departments of most Qld public hospitals. The purpose of the collection is to enable comparisons of performance with respect to access to services, quality clinical outcomes and patient management. The collection aims to show patterns in presentations to assist in the planning of services and improvement of care and outcomes for the Queensland public.
Date Range: 2008/2009 - 2017
Custodian: Contact via Queensland Health - Clinical Access and Redesign Unit
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Not available
*The collection of emergency department data has been rolled out using various collection systems implemented at different sites across the state at different times.  It is important to consult with the data custodian regarding which hospitals are of interest for the time period of interest to determine the availability of consistently collected data.

 

Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection
Description: Description: The Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC) covers all admitted patient separations from recognised public hospitals and licensed private hospitals and day surgery units. A separation can be a formal separation (including discharge, transfer or death) or a statistical separation (episode type changes).

QHAPDC contains data on all patients separated (an inclusive term meaning discharged, died, transferred or statistically separated) from any hospital permitted to admit patients, including public psychiatric hospitals. In Queensland, ICD-10-AM codes have been used to define principal and other diagnoses since 1 July 1999.  Prior to this, diagnoses were coded using ICD-9-CM.
Date Range: 1995 (public); 2007 (private) - 2017*
Custodian: Contact via Queensland Health - Health Statistics Unit
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Data Linkage Unit: Research Linkage Group, Queensland Health
Variable list: Available
Metadata: Available
Data Quality Statement: Available
*Names and addresses for public patients have been collected from 1 July 1995 onwards and for private patients from 1 July 2007 onwards

 

Registrar General - Deaths
Description: The Deaths Registry is administered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 and the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulation 2003 by the QLD Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The Qld Deaths Registry is administered by the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages of the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General. The Register includes all deaths that occur in QLD. For reporting purposes, statistics about stillbirths are published by the ABS in Perinatal Deaths, Australia.

Data is obtained from the Death Registration application form provided by funeral director and completed by spouse, partner or relative of deceased and Medical Certificate of Cause of Death and if a perinatal death, a Perinatal Supplement (to cause of Death Certificate), supplied by the certified medical practitioner certifying the death or supplied as a result of a coronial investigation.
Date Range: 1980 - 2017*
Custodian: Contact via Queensland Health - Health Statistics Unit**
Jurisdiction: Queensland
Data Linkage Unit: Research Linkage Group, Queensland Health
Variable list: Not available
Metadata: Not available
Data Quality Statement: Not available
*Coded cause of death (ICD-10 codes) and death location (Statistical Local Area) are only available up until December 2011 at this stage.  For more recent deaths, only free text fields regarding these data items are available.  
**Via a MoU with the Queensland Registrar General.  Data prior to 2007 is available electronically from the Registrar General's office, though there is generally a charge associated with such requests.


Other resources available
Technical reports regarding some of the data quality issues to be aware of when analysing and interpreting Queensland administrative data collections are available at http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hsu/