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

Mortality and cause of death on the Australian autism spectrum - Journal article

Mortality of people on the autism spectrum - Executive Summary

Mortality of people on the autism spectrum - Final Report

Mortality of people on the autism spectrum - Q & A

Primary healthcare for young people on the autism spectrum - Executive Summary

Primary healthcare for young people on the autism spectrum - Final Report

Project Leader(s)
  • Julian Trollor, University of NSW
Project code
3.038RI