Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXX

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Admitted patient service unit identifier
METeOR identifier:404390
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:A unique identifier for a specialised mental health admitted patient service unit, as represented by a combination of numeric and/or alphabetic characters.
Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Identifier
Data type:String
Format:XXXXXX
Maximum character length:6

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Admitted patient service units should be differentiated by target population and program type. For example, if a hospital had separate wards for child and adolescent and general adult populations, these should be reported as separate service units. Similarly, if the hospital provided separate wards for older persons acute and older persons other program types, such as rehabilitation or extended care, this would require separate service units to be identified (that is, defined by the Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type, code N data element as well as the Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N data element). Where a hospital has, for example, two older persons acute admitted patient service units, these only need to be reported as one combined older persons acute admitted patient service unit to satisfy the minimum reporting requirements for NMDS purposes, but could be reported as two separate service units if desired. For additional information, please refer to the glossary item Admitted patient mental health care service.The complete identifier string, including State/Territory identifier, Region identifier, Organisation identifier, Hospital identifier and Admitted patient service unit identifier, should be a unique code for the service unit in that state/territory. Where applicable, service unit reporting structures should be identical between all mental health collections (e.g., Mental Health National Minimum Data Sets and the Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC)).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type, code N Health, Standard 08/12/2004

See also Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

See also Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N Health, Standard 07/02/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2015-16 Health, Standardisation pending 30/09/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 21/08/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Standard 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Standardisation pending 23/09/2014

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