Data collection and analysis
data collection and analysis
|Multicultural health data|
Culturally competent organisations work to improve data collection and analysis for culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Queensland Health collects data about culturally and linguistically diverse clients and analyses the results to inform the development of inclusive health services.
Multicultural minimum data set
In 2007, Queensland Health established a minimum data set for multicultural health, collecting information on:
- Country of birth
- Preferred language
- Interpreter service required
These standards are in line with the minimum standards set out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in its Standards on Cultural and Language Diversity.
This data is used by Queensland Health to inform health service planning and engagement activities.