Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Object Class|
|Definition:||The period of contact, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, between a client and a treatment provider or team of providers in which there is no change in the main treatment type or the principal drug of concern, and there has not been a non-planned absence of contact for greater than three months.|
|Context:||Alcohol and drug treatment services. This concept is required to provide the basis for a standard approach to recording and monitoring patterns of service utilisation by clients.|
|Specialisation of:||Service episode|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set - Working Group|
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