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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 020101
Version
2
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Collection
Approval Status
Draft
13-Jun-2019 
Current
21-Sep-2021 
Approval Type
Standard
Approving Authority
Information Management Strategic Governance Committee (IMSGC), Queensland Health
Effective From
01-Jul-2019
Effective To
-
Description
Information from the register of notifiable conditions in Queensland.
Short Name
NOCS Data Collection
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Yes
Used for monitoring trends in notifiable communicable diseases and informing public health action undertaken by Public Health Units.
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
Yes
Would be unable to perform state-wide epidemiologic analysis of notifiable conditions. Assists in management of outbreaks of notifiable conditions. Maintenance of this register is required under legislation (Public Health Act 2005).
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
Yes
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
Yes
Supports the strategic directions of QH
Yes
Strategic Asset Indicator
Yes
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
-
Purpose
Information used to inform public health by alerting authorities to individual cases that need to be managed, detect clusters of cases that may identify public health risk, population health data which provides information on patterns of disease.
Scope
Queensland wide.  All notifiable conditions reported to Queensland Health.
Coverage
QLD
Content
Multiple tables and fields for persons, addresses, test results and enhanced surveillance for many diseases.
Sites Implemented
Department of Health, Public Health Units in Hospital and Health Services (HHS).
Published Outputs
Weekly summaries at state wide and HHS level.
Frequency of Updates
Continuous
Information Security Classification
PROTECTED
Accessibility
Not publicly available. Hosted within the Queensland Health (QH) network.
Access Constraints
Must be a QH employee of specific role, with an active registered account.
Use Constraints
Generally, aggregated data released. In specific circumstances, private and confidential information can be released in accordance with the Public Health Act 2005.
Methodology
Data collected on standard forms from clinicians, pathology laboratories and hospitals.

Electronic transfer and manual data entry of notifiable results from public and private pathology laboratories.
Statistical Unit
Notifications of conditions,
Reporting Requirements
Commonwealth requirement for reporting of notifiable conditions; NoCS sends notifications to the Commonwealth Communicable Diseases Register (NNDSS) daily.
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
Daily
Comments
AUDIT COMMENT:
As of 13/06/2019 the Notifiable Conditions System (NoCS) is currently in the design phase of a replacement project. Part of the work already completed has resulted in modification of the large majority of data elements and some will become obsolete. Once the data elements are finalised the Data Custodian will work with Statistical Services Branch to include the data elements for the new system in the Queensland Health Data Dictionary (QHDD).  
 
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Implementation in
-
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
Queensland Health: AUSLAB
Private Laboratories: SNP, QML, Mater
Source Organisation
-
Source Document
-
Keywords

Notifiable condition; Surveillance