Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
Patient level data:
Data required for reporting by specialised psychiatric services that deliver ambulatory services, in both institutional and community settings. It does not extend to services provided to patients who are in general (non-specialised) care who may be receiving treatment or rehabilitation for psychiatric conditions.
The data provided through the Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) supplements that reported for psychiatric and acute care hospitals through the Admitted patient mental health care NMDS.
Collection and usage attributes
|Statistical unit:||Service contacts|
National reporting arrangements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2004|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2005|
|Comments:||Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Information Group|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Community mental health care, NMDS, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (124.1 KB) No registration status