The use of linked data in health surveillance in New South Wales

Abstract

Within the NSW public health system, data linkage occurs in a complex legal, ethical and policy environment. The collection and use of personal health data are governed by the NSW Public Health Act 1991, the NSW Health Administration Act 1982 and the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Policy for linkage of personal health data is described in the Health Department’s Information Privacy Code of Practice 1998. The policy provides for referral of certain proposed linkage projects to the Department of Health Ethics Committee, which operates in accordance with NHMRC guidelines.

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@inproceedings{Taylor2003TheUO, title={The use of linked data in health surveillance in New South Wales}, author={L. Taylor and K. Lim and Timothy R Churches}, year={2003} }