NADAbase is a comprehensive system for client data collection and reporting, including outcomes data. NADA provides the database free to members for the National and NSW Minimum Data Sets for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (N/MDS) and Client Outcomes Measurement System (COMS).
Three new screeners have been incorporated into NADAbase that have the potential to enhance client care. The screeners are attached to each client episode to further inform care planning in relation to the issues of suicide risk, domestic and family violence, and blood borne virus and sexual health.
Drawn from the Suicide Assessment Kit project developed by NDARC, this screener provides specific questions around current suicide risk and advice on assessing risk, AOD worker approach and care planning based on client responses embedded in NADAbase. To download the form, including support resources referred to throughout the screener, follow the links: Suicide screener form [DOCX] The suicide assessment kit Suicide and self harm prevention policy [DOCX]
Blood borne virus and sexual health
Is designed to identify whether clients attending AOD specialist services have had access to testing for BBVs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and/or access to treatment. Information links to support testing services are included to serve as prompts for workers to consider testing and treatment as part of a client’s care plan. To download the form, including support resources referred to throughout the screener, follow the links: Blood borne violence screener form [DOCX] Heps A,B,C factsheet [PDF] HIV factsheet STIs and safe sex [PDF]
NADAbase data dictionary This guide provides definitions and descriptions of data elements, guidelines for collection and submission, and specifications for the building of companion systems and importing functionality.
NADAbase data snapshot: includes both client demographic and outcome data The data snapshot provides useful and timely data from across the non government alcohol and drug treatment sector and can be used as an effective benchmarking tool for your organisation.
Alcohol and Other Drug National Minimum Data Set (NMDS & MDS) The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS), overseen by the Australian Government Department of Health is the national collection of a defined set of treatment data elements agreed upon by all states and territories. The NMDS is a subset of the agreed NSW Minimum Data Set for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services (NSW MDS DATS) which has several additional items. NSW National Minimum Data Set for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services [PDF] Statistical Linkage Key (SLK-581) [PDF]
Outcomes Measures System (COMS) NADAbase COMS assists with the measuring of the client outcomes in non-government drug and alcohol organisations in NSW. Determining the treatment outcomes data collection set (2009) [PDF] provides the rationale for the selection of measures included in NADAbase, with questions falling into four domains: