Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Service operation hours|
|Definition:||The actual number of hours per day that the agency is open for the provision of service.|
|Data Element Concept:||Service provider organisation—number of service operation hours|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
|Unit of measure:||Hour (h)|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The actual number of hours is not the number of hours staffed, e.g. a 'group home' would operate 24 hours a day, but might only be staffed a few hours if at all on some days.
Round to the nearest whole hour. Valid numbers are 01 to 24. Services that have no regular daily pattern of operation, or which have different weekday and weekend patterns, should tick the 'no regular pattern of operation through a day' box (e.g. Flexible hours, on call, 24 hour sleepover).
|Collection methods:||It may be necessary to collect the information separately for week-days versus weekend days or, for individual days of the week if there is no consistent pattern.|
When collected in conjunction with service operation days, and service operation weeks this metadata items can provide useful information on patterns of service delivery.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2002. Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set collection: Data guide-data items and definitions 2002-03|
Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Service operation hours, version 1, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.6 KB) No registration status
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|