Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts, total NNNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of service contacts|
|Definition:||The total number of service contacts provided to individual patients or clients by an ambulatory mental health care service.|
|Data Element Concept:||Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Service contact|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The total number of mental health service contacts is reported by ambulatory mental health care service units to the Mental Health Establishments NMDS. The total should be a count of contacts at the service unit level, regardless of the registration status of the client.
Each patient or client attending a group contact should be counted individually. For example, ten consumers in a group contact equates to ten contacts.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Mental health service contact
Has been superseded by Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service, total contacts NNNNNN
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