Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of last contact|
|Definition:||Date of the last contact between a staff member of the community service and a person in any setting.|
|Data Element Concept:||Community nursing service episode—last contact date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This could be the same as the date of discharge.
If service agencies are committed to monitoring all resource utilisation associated with an episode of care, this post-discharge date and the corresponding pre-admission metadata item Date of first contact, have a place within an agency information system. This is particularly true for those agencies providing discharge planning service or specialist consultancy or assessment services.
To enable analysis of time periods throughout a care episode, especially the bereavement period. This date has been included in order to capture the end of a care episode in terms of involvement of the community nursing service.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Council of Community Nursing Services|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Date of last contact, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.1 KB) No registration status