This Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides detailed data relating to Patient Experience that was collected in the 2009–10 Multipurpose Household Survey.
It provides data on characteristics and experiences of both people that accessed health services, and those that did not. Information was given by people aged 15 years and over for a wide range of health services, including GPs, medical specialists and hospitals. Information on children's use of health services was also collected from households with children under 15.
The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures the confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.
The Expanded CURF is accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Patient Experiences in Australia, Expanded CURF, Australia, Jul 2009 to Dec 2009 (cat. no. 4840.0.55.002) explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Expanded CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.