CHRISP Research Plan and Data Application Form

CHRISP Research Plan and Data Application Form

To apply for data from CHRISP, you need to complete the CHRISP Research Plan and Data Application Form.

Explanatory notes for Part F of the CHRISP Research and Data Application Form

How CHRISP will process your application.

Depending on the nature of your project, you will only need to complete some of the sections of this form. This table (included on page 2 of the application) describes the sections and the circumstances in which they should be completed:

Part Aggregate Data Unit Record Data Unit Record Data with Data Submission and Linkage
A: Basic project and applicant details
B: Project details Only if required
C: Data description
D: Access to aggregate data
E: Access to unit level data
F: Submission and linkage of additional data
G: Data collection/entry using online forms Only if required Only if required
H: Storage and retention of data
I: Signature of applicant


You also need to complete a Data Variable form for each dataset which you require in your project. IHIP Data contains all the information you need to know regarding the data held by IHIP. For convenience, the Data Variable forms are provided in the table below. 

Dataset Dataset description
Emergency Department Demographic, activity and some clinical information about patients presenting to NSW public hospital emergency departments is collected for the purposes of monitoring waiting times, planning and improving the quality of service delivery.

Download Emergency Department data variable form

Admitted Patient Consists of patient demographic and administrative information related to admission and separation (Admissions, Transfers, Separations) recorded as the patient moves through the hospital. Also Disease Index information (DI) which is recorded later as the medical case notes are written up and completed and which relate to patient conditions diagnosed, diagnostic or treatment procedures performed and cancer notifications raised.

Download Admitted Patient data variable form

Mental Health Ambulatory The scope of the extract data records for the Community Mental Health Ambulatory feed is extended such that each record represents an activity. The attendance represents the patient contact. The activity represents an activity carried out during the contact (attendance).

Download Mental Health Ambulatory data variable form

Mental Health Outcomes The Mental Health Outcome and Assessment Tools (MH-OAT) state-wide initiative aims to improve the quality of mental health care in NSW.
The initiative consists of two major components:
(a) Standardised clinical documentation
(b) Standardised outcome measures
The standardised clinical documentation is a NSW Health initiative

Download Mental Health Outcomes data variable form

Medical Imaging The activity data required from radiology systems relates to completed, billed status and requests.

Download Medical Imaging data variable form

Pathology The activity data required from pathology systems relates to completed, billed status and requests.

Download Pathology data variable form

Sub-Acute Non-Acute The admitted sub-acute and non-acute patient episode data stream covers the additional data elements collected for admitted patients receiving sub-acute or non-acute care, which includes rehabilitation and palliative care. The data set includes the clinical assessment scores for sub-acute and non-acute patients.

Download Sub-Acute Non-Acute data variable form

Theatre The Operating Theatre data set covers the planning and provision of services provided within a NSW Health theatre suites and procedure rooms, including both surgical, medical and diagnostic procedures.

Download Theatre data variable form

Waitlist The Ministry of Health has performance targets relating to the time patients wait for planned services that Local Health Districts and Specialist Health Networks are expected to meet.
The Waiting Times Data Collection is a unit record data collection of all patients booked on the public hospital waiting list for planned and elective surgery/clinical care provided on an admitted patient basis

Download Waitlist data variable form

Non-Admitted Patient Demographic and service related event information occurring when a patient interacts with an outpatient service unit. Patients are classified as non-admitted patients. Data available from 1 July 2012.

Download Non-Admitted Patient data variable form


Last reviewed: 14 June, 2018