Table 1

Registry of Older South Australians' data sources, data custodians, data integrating authority, description of data source

Data sourceCustodianData integrating authorityDescription of data source
National Aged Care Data ClearinghouseVariousAIHWThis is a central, independent repository of national aged care data with data captured since 1997. It coordinates data collection from various agencies and departments and creates data sets from the information that is collected. It brings together data from the Department of Social Services, Aged Care Assessment Program, Department of Human Services, Commonwealth Home and Community Care Program, and Australian Bureau of Statistics
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)Department of Health, CommonwealthAIHWThis database has all Medicare subsidised attendances and procedures listed in the MBS and undertaken by medical practitioners, as well as diagnostics and pathology procedures, excluding treatments for inpatients in public hospitals. The MBS lists services that are subsided by Medicare
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)Department of Health, CommonwealthAIHWThis database contains claims for all PBS listed medicines dispensed to Medicare card holders. The Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits lists all medicines available by the PBS
National Death IndexRegistrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, CommonwealthAIHWDatabase that contains records of deaths registered in Australia since 1980. Data comes from Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages in each jurisdiction, the National Coronial Information System and the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Integrated South Australian Activity CollectionSouth Australian  (SA) HealthSA NT DataLinkThis SA Health database includes public and private inpatient hospitalisation in SA
Emergency Department Data CollectionSA HealthSA NT DataLinkThis SA Health database includes public and private emergency room encounters in SA
SA Ambulance ServicesSA HealthSA NT DataLinkThis SA database collects information on ambulance services provided during emergency medical assistance, treatment and transport, and non-urgent patient transport
  • AIHW, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.