Service episode—episode start date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Episode start date|
|Synonymous names:||Service start date; Entry date; Support period start date; Date of effect; Date of entry; Order start date; Detention start date|
The date on which a service episode commenced.
|Data Element Concept:||Service episode—episode start date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Due to the considerable variation in the types of services provided in the community services sector, it is not possible at this stage to define in generic terms what will constitute commencement of a service episode. Individual collections should however define what constitutes commencement for their own purposes. For example, it may be at contact stage in some instances or in others when a case plan is formulated.
Date assistance commenced must be related to a particular service episode.
For each separate service episode a separate 'Service episode—start date, DDMMYYYY' should be recorded.
This metadata item is used in calculation of measures of periods of support and duration of assistance.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes First service contact date, version 2, DE, NCSDD, NCSIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB) No registration status
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