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Acknowledgement of linked data sources

Survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health are complemented by an extensive health record linkage program. Linked data are essential for our comprehensive analyses of women’s health and health service utilisation, which ultimately inform Australian health policy.

The Study is extremely grateful to the responsible Data Custodians and Data Linkage Units for access to these collections. Specifically, we acknowledge the organisations and collections listed below.

Researchers: please refer to Publishing linked data research for guidance on acknowledgement text to be included in your research outputs.

Ethical approvals for the ALSWH Data Linkage Program can be found here.

Collection name

Data Custodian

Data Linkage Unit

National collections:
Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
National Aged Care Data Collection (NACDC)
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged CareAustralian Institute of
Health and Welfare
Repatriation Medicare Benefits Schedule (RMBS)
Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS)
Veterans' Home Care Program (VHC)
Community Nursing Program
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)
Australian Cancer Database (ACD)AIHW & State and Territory Cancer Registries
National Death Index (NDI)
Cause of Death (COD)
AIHW & State and Territory Death Registries
State/ Territory collections:
ACT Admitted Patient Care (APC)
ACT Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC)
ACT Perinatal Data Collection (PDC)
ACT HealthCentre for Health
Record Linkage
NSW Admitted Patients Data Collection (APDC)
NSW Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC)
NSW Perinatal Data Collection (PDC)
NSW Ministry of Health
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)
Queensland Emergency Data Collection (EDC)
Queensland Perinatal Data Collection (QPDC)
Queensland HealthData Linkage
SA Public Hospital Separations
SA Public Hospital Emergency Department Data Collection
SA Perinatal Statistics Data Collection
SA HealthSA NT
NT Public Hospital Inpatient Activity
NT Public Hospital Emergency Department Data Collection
NT Perinatal Trends Data Collection
The Northern Territory Department of Health
Tasmanian Public Hospital Admitted Patient Episodes
Tasmanian Emergency Department Presentations
Tasmanian Perinatal Data Collection
The Department of Health, TasmaniaTasmanian Data
Linkage Unit
Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED)
Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD)
The Department of Health, VictoriaCentre for Victorian
Data Linkage
Victorian Perinatal Data Collection (VPDC)Victorian Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM)
WA Hospital Morbidity Data Collection (HMDC)
WA Emergency Department Data Collection (EDDC)
WA Midwives Notification System (MNS)
The Department of Health, Western AustraliaThe Department of Health, Western Australia, Data Linkage Branch
* Lodged via the Population Health Research Network (PHRN)
Mothers and their Children Health (MatCH) Substudy - Linked educational collections on children:
Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)The Australian Government Department of Education and TrainingAIHW
National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy
ACT Education Directorate N/A
NSW Education Standards Authority AIHW
NT Department of Education N/A
QLD Curriculum and Assessment Authority N/A
SA Department for Education N/A
TAS Department of Education N/A
VIC Curriculum and Assessment Authority N/A
WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority N/A