Episode of care (community setting)—first service delivery date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Date of first delivery of service|
|Definition:||The date of first delivery of service to a person in a non-institutional setting.|
|Data Element Concept:||Episode of care—first service delivery date (community setting)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||This date may occur on the same day or prior to the Date of last delivery of service, but must never occur after that date within the current episode of care. The date may be the same as the Community nursing service episode—first contact date, DDMMYYYY.|
|Collection methods:||As long as contact is made with the person in a non-institutional setting, the Episode of care (community setting)—first service delivery date, DDMMYYYY must be recorded. Normally this will be the first home or clinic visit and is the date most often referred to in a service agency as the admission. This date applies whether a person is being admitted for the first time, or is being re-admitted for care.|
This metadata item is used for the analysis of time periods within a care episode and to locate that episode in time. The date relates to the first delivery of formal services within the community setting.
This date marks the most standard event, which occurs at the beginning of an episode of care in community setting. It should not be confused with the Date of first contact with a community nursing service; although they could be the same, the dates for both items must be recorded. Agencies providing hospital-in-the-home services should develop their own method of distinguishing between the period the person remains a formal patient of the hospital, with funding to receive services at home, and the discharge of the person into the care of the community service.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Council of Community Nursing Services|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Date of first delivery of service, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.2 KB) No registration status
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