Developing a nationally consistent data set for needle and syringe programs

Data collection platforms Data processing Drug abuse Public health Australia
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This report details a project to develop a national Needle and Syringe Program data set to facilitate consistent and comparable data collection and reporting. While jurisdictions have now been reporting information on NSPs for a number of years, there are concerns that the information reported by jurisdictions is currently not nationally consistent or comparable because of jurisdictional variations in the interpretation of the supporting measures and the performance information required for reporting.

Consistent and comparable data between jurisdictions is a key component in the development of effective and financially defensible policies. This report represents a significant step towards the availability of nationally consistent and comparable NSP information.

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