SAATSdata, a MEDSAC initiative, is a secure national database designed to hold de-identified case information collected by SAATS Services. The database allows for consistent and accurate national data collection pertaining to the scope, nature and management of sexual assault in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It is intended that information collected be used to inform the development of evidence-based medical and forensic practices, monitor for provision of equitable access to services across the country, and allow for audit and evaluation of services provided by SAATS clinicians.

Only people authorised by their SAATS Service can access the database.

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Frequently Asked Questions

SAATSdata is a secure national database that holds de-identified case information collected by SAATS Services. The database allows for consistent and accurate national data collection pertaining to the scope, nature and management of sexual assault in Aotearoa New Zealand.

SAATSdata is designed to capture each patient event by way of details required for clinical audits, reporting and billing purposes. No patient names or date of birth is recorded.

It is intended that information collected is used to inform the development of evidence-based medical and forensic practices, monitor for provision of equitable access to services across Aotearoa New Zealand, and allow for audit and evaluation of services provided by SAATS clinicians.

Only authorised users, within the SAATS service, can access SAATSdata information.

A patient is only able to be identified by the examining SAATS Service ("the source"). No patient names or date of birth is recorded.

SAATSdata has been developed by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) utilising a software system which meets the NZ government standard for the highest level of security.

A full Privacy Impact Assessment has been undertaken in consultation with the Privacy Commissioner.

This database is intended to be an audit tool for SAATS Services. Information held in SAATSdata will not be available for research purposes from MEDSAC. Requests for research proposals will be directed to the individual service/s and will need to meet all relevant external requirements such as ethics approval and locality assessments, as per standard processes.

The Health and Disability Ethics Committee (HDEC) was consulted in the process of the database development and confirmed that SAATSdata is outside the scope of HDEC review when used as intended.