Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Service operation days|
The total number of days during a specified period that a service type outlet is open to provide services.
|Data Element Concept:||Service type outlet—number of service operation days|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record whole numbers only rounded up to the nearest whole day, for the total number of days per week on which the service type outlet provides any service to service users.
A service type outlet is considered to be operating whenever service is provided to service users (for example, if a service type outlet is open for 4 days per week for service provision to service users, and 1 day per week for management/administration then the service type outlet should indicate that it operates 4 days per week).
The service must be provided by the service type outlet but not necessarily from its physical setting. For example 'own home respite' that is arranged by a service type outlet to occur on a particular day on which the office of that service type outlet is not open still counts as a day of operation for that service type outlet .
When a service type outlet is available for service users on a day but does not provide services to service users on that day it should still be counted as a day of operation. For example, a service type outlet may be open for service, such as an advocacy service, but no service users are seen.
Services which have no regular weekly pattern of operation should record code 90 'no regular pattern of operation through a week'. This includes, for example, cases where a service will be made available to a service user after hours only upon request (for example, through staff on call).
This data element should be reported for all service type outlets.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Steward:||Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2016. Disability Services National Minimum Data Set: data guide, July 2016. Cat. no. DAT 4. Canberra: AIHW.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Service type outlet—number of service operation days, total N[N]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|