The Department of Health & Human Services provides data analysis across a number of key areas to enhance and inform workforce planning and reporting of outcomes for the health sector and Victorian consumers. A variety of data sources and research provides the basis the available tools and data services.

Data helps to enhance and inform workforce planning and reporting of outcomes. Data is also available for researchers and policy makers to support their project work.

Victorian Data Linkages (VDL) provides a mechanism for administrative, research and other datasets to be used for projects that are of benefit to the public. It undertakes linkages of health-related datasets and provides a way for researchers and policy makers to gain access to this valuable population-wide data for approved research projects.