Using big data to better understand health and wellbeing

This project has two primary overarching objectives:

(1) To investigate reason for encounters, problems managed, referrals being made and medications prescribed by Australian GPs to young autistic people in comparison with those without an autism diagnosis

(2) To use the existing New South Wales state-based linked administrative data infrastructure to explore the potential of an existing autism flag or identifier to examine mortality, cause of death and health outcomes for autistic Australians and compare these to the non-autistic population

Project Objectives
This project will involve two parts, the objectives of each part are to: Part One • investigate reason for encounters, problems managed, referrals being made and medications prescribed by Australian General practitioners (GPs) to young people with ASD in comparison with those without an ASD. Part Two • use our existing NSW state-based linked administrative data infrastructure to explore the potential of an existing Autism flag or identifier to examine mortality, cause of death and health outcomes for the first time in Australians with an ASD and compare these to the general population.
Project Leader(s)
  • Julian Trollor, University of NSW
Research Program

Adulthood - Program 3