This metadata set is nationally mandated for collection and reporting.
Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. Including community-based ambulatory services and outpatient services.
The following services are currently not included in the coverage:
Clients who are on a methadone maintenance program may be included in the collection where they also receive other types of treatment.
Completed treatment episodes for clients who participate in a treatment type as specified in the data element Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (main), code N.
Data to be reported in each agency on completed treatment episode and then forwarded to state/territory authorities for collation.
National reporting requirements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
National Health Information Group
Supersedes Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006
Has been superseded by Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2008-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009
DSS specific information:
The date must be later than or the same as the treatment commencement date for the episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs.
The date must be earlier than or the same as the treatment cessation date for the episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs.
This field must not be null.
National Minimum Data Sets:
For the provision of State and Territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this field must: