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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2008-10

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term362318
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
DSS type:Help on this termNational Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:Help on this term

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:

  • services based in prisons and other correctional institutions;
  • agencies that provide primarily accommodation or overnight stays such as 'sobering-up shelters' and 'half-way houses';
  • agencies that provide services concerned primarily with health promotion;
  • needle and syringe programs;
  • agencies whose sole function is to provide prescribing and/or dosing of methadone; and
  • acute care and psychiatric hospitals, or alcohol and drug treatment units that report to the admitted patient care National Minimum Data Set and do not provide treatment to non-admitted patients.

Clients who are on a methadone maintenance program may be included in the collection where they also receive other types of treatment.

Collection and usage attributes

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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.

Collection methods:Help on this term

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.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2008
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2010

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Relational attributes

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Supersedes Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 24/12/2010

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
-Client—injecting drug use status, code NConditional1
-Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code NConditional1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—cessation reason, code N[N]Mandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—client type, code NMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (other), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNNConditional4
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (principal), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNNConditional1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—referral source, code NNMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting, code NMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment cessation date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment commencement date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (main), code NMandatory1
-Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (other), code NMandatory4
-Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNNMandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2005) NN{NN}Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2007) NNNNNMandatory1
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