Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The Alcohol and other drug treatment services national minimum data set (NMDS) is nationally mandated for collection and reporting.
Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. Including community-based ambulatory services and outpatient services.
The following services are currently not included in the coverage:
Clients who are on a methadone maintenance program may be included in the collection where they also receive other types of treatment.
Collection and usage attributes
Completed treatment episodes for clients who participate in a treatment type as specified in the data element Main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs.
Data to be reported in each agency on completed treatment episode and then forwarded to state/territory authorities for collation.
National reporting requirements
State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.
Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated
Financial years ending 30 June each year.
|Implementation start date:||01/07/2020|
|Implementation end date:||30/06/2021|
Glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.
Source and reference attributes
National Health Information Group
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Supersedes Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20
Has been superseded by Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2021–22