The NSW MDS DATS data collection provides consistent information about the clients and activities of NSW Health funded drug and alcohol treatment services. The collection, along with other information sources, is used to inform policy and strategies relating to the drug and alcohol treatment sector.
Collecting and reporting on MDS DATS supports the NSW Health vision that people with alcohol and other drug related harms experience person-centred, safe, high quality intervention and care.
The NADA system for collecting and reporting MDS DATS is called NADAbase. Public treatment providers use local eMR systems for collecting and reporting MDS DATS.