Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Mental health service contact date|
|Definition:||The date of each mental health service contact between a health service provider and patient/client.|
|Data Element Concept:||Mental health service contact—service contact date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
Requires services to record the date of each service contact, including the same date where multiple visits are made on one day (except where the visits may be regarded as a continuation of the one service contact). Where an individual patient/client participates in a group activity, a service contact date is recorded if the person's participation in the group activity results in a dated entry being made in the patient's/client's record.
For collection from community based (ambulatory and non-residential) agencies.
The service contact is required for clinical audit and other quality assurance purposes.
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Has been superseded by Mental health service contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY
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