Community nursing service episode—first contact date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of first contact|
The date of first contact with the community nursing service for an episode of care, between a staff member and a person or a person's family.
|Data Element Concept:||Community nursing service episode—first contact date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This should occur after a previous last contact date of a previous care episode and prior to or on the same as first service delivery date.
This applies irrespective of whether the person is present or not.
|Collection methods:||The first contact date can be the same as first service delivery date and apply whether a person is entering care for the first time or any subsequent episode. This date should be recorded when it is the same as the first delivery of service date.|
This metadata item is recommended for use in community services which are funded for liaison or discharge planning positions or provide specialist consultancy or assessment services. Further developments in community care, including casemix and coordinated care will require collection of data relating to resource expenditure across the sector.
To enable analysis of time periods throughout a care episode, especially the pre-admission period and associated activities. This metadata item enables the capture of the commencement of care irrespective of the setting in which the activities took place.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Council of Community Nursing Services|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Date of first contact, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.9 KB) No registration status
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