Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Number of clients receiving ambulatory mental health care services|
The total number of clients who received services provided by an ambulatory mental health care service unit.
|Data Element Concept:||Specialised mental health service—number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The total number of clients is reported by ambulatory mental health care service units to the Mental health establishments NMDS. The total should be a count of uniquely identifiable individuals at the service unit level, regardless of the registration status of the client, who are reported to the Community mental health care NMDS.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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