Table 1

Data sources

DatasetData descriptionProvider
Client Relationship Information SystemRegister of all children known to Child Protection. Includes demographic details about the children, reasons for entry to OOHC and details for episodes of OOHC (dates, care type, geographical area, foster care agency involved).Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) claims dataRecord of services that qualified for a Medicare Benefit and for which a claim was processed. Includes dates, provider type and postcode, item numbers that identify visit type and length.Department of Health, Canberra (via AIHW)
Dental Health Program DatasetData set composed of reports of all dental assessments and treatments provided to eligible clients by funded organisations.
Includes dates of visits, dental treatment items and provider type.
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Community Health Minimum DatasetDataset of community health service visits, including dates of visits, service types, reasons for attendance.Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Victorian Emergency Minimum DatasetDataset of public hospital emergency department visits, including timing, diagnoses, triage category.Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Client Management Interface/Operational DatasetDataset for public mental health services, including outpatient visits and admissions, diagnoses and type of services.Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Victorian Admitted Episodes DatasetDataset for admissions to Victorian public and private hospitals, including timing and diagnoses.Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Victorian Integrated Non-admitted Health datasetDataset from public hospital outpatient clinics that include dates of visits, type of setting, MBS charges (if applied), professional group, purpose of service.Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
  • AIHW,¬†Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; OOHC, out-of-home care.