Person—labour force status, public psychiatric hospital admission code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Employment status—public psychiatric hospital admissions|
Self-reported employment status of a person, immediately prior to admission to a public psychiatric hospital, as represented by a code.
The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Health Targets and Implementation Committee (1988) identified socioeconomic status as the most important factor explaining health differentials in the Australian population. The committee recommended that national health statistics routinely identify the various groups of concern. This requires routine recording in all collections of indicators of socioeconomic status. In order of priority, these would be: employment status, income, occupation and education.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—labour force status|
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|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
In practice, this data item and current or last occupation could probably be collected with a single question, as is done in Western Australia:
However, for national reporting purposes it is preferable to distinguish these two data items logically.
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National minimum data set working parties
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Employment status - public psychiatric hospital admissions, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.6 KB) No registration status
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