Community mental health care NMDS 2015-16
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Health, Superseded 04/09/2015
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The Community mental health care national minimum data set (CMHC NMDS) includes data about Mental health service contacts provided by specialised mental health services for patients/clients, other than those admitted to psychiatric hospitals or designated psychiatric units in acute care hospitals, and those resident in 24 hour staffed specialised residential mental health services.
The scope covers all ambulatory mental health care service units that deliver clinical care and are administered or funded by state and territory governments.
The scope of the collection includes ambulatory clinical mental health care provided by service units covering all target populations and includes general adult, child & adolescent, youth, older persons and forensic community mental health service units.
The scope excludes ambulatory equivalent same day separations.
The scope excludes support services that are not specialised mental health care services (see Specialised mental health service) and services provided by non-government organisations.
The following metadata items are of particular relevance to the scope of the CMHC NMDS:
Collection and usage attributes
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2015|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2016|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2015-16
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 16/03/2016
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Ambulatory patient mental health care cluster
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014
Conditional obligation: Reporting of these data elements is mandatory for service contacts provided by specialised mental health services. Reporting is optional for service contacts provided by specialised mental health services from non-government organisations that receive state or territory government funding. Reporting is optional for service events provided by non-specialised mental health services.