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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
Identifier
QH 020040
Version
2
Metadata Item Type
Information Asset
Metadata Set Type
Data Collection
Approval Status
Draft
19-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
A collection of the pap smear results of Queensland women.
Short Name
PSR Data Collection
Strategic Alignment Attributes
Actual or potential statewide coverage
Yes
Absence would cause significant impact on QH business
No
Supports enterprise-wide decision making
No
Supports enterprise-wide reporting requirements
No
Supports the strategic directions of QH
No
Strategic Asset Indicator
Yes
Collection and Usage Attributes
Guide for Use
-
Purpose
Provide a centralised repository of Pap smear results to provide a safety net, backup reminder service, collate screening history information and quality assurance information for laboratories.
Scope
All Queensland women who have Pap smear and related tests performed, with the target group being women aged between 18 - 70 years.
Coverage
QLD
Content
National Cervical Screening Program; National Minimum Data Set: - Demographics - Pap smear, Histology, HPV DNA results - Follow up information - Details of Pap Smear Providers and Pathology Laboratories
Sites Implemented
Preventive Health Unit, 15 Butterfield St Herston. 
Statewide online access to authorised users in all Hospital and Health Services.
Published Outputs
None.
Frequency of Updates
Continuous
Information Security Classification
SENSITIVE
Accessibility
Information can be accessed:

Electronically by:
- Pathology Laboratories
- Authorised users in all Hospital and Health Services

Written or verbal request by:
- Pap Smear Providers
- Pathology Laboratories
- Women
Access Constraints
There are restrictions on access by non-medical cervical screening providers who must complete Queensland Cervical Screening Program (QCSP) authorisation process.
Use Constraints
N/A.
Methodology
Data sent in electronically and/or by hard copy from Pathology Laboratories which is data entered. Linkages with Electoral Roll, Health Insurance Commission, Cancer and Death Registries.
Statistical Unit
-
Reporting Requirements
- National Monitoring Indicators (AIHW) - Performance Measures reports for National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council / Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Cytopathology Quality Assurance Program - State reporting - Ad-hoc reports
Frequency of Reporting Requirements
-
Comments
Operation of the Pap Smear Registry is governed by the Public Health Act 2005. PSR uses an opt-off system for registration i.e. women's results are automatically forwarded to the PSR unless she indicates that they are not to be forwarded.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References
Implementation in
-
Included Data Elements and Performance Indicators
Data Quality Declaration
-
Source and Reference Attributes
Source Systems
Pap Smear Registry
Version 2.2
Owned by Queensland Health
Source Organisation
-
Source Document
-
Keywords

Pap smear; Women's health