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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—referral source, code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSource of referral to alcohol and other drug treatment service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269946
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The source from which the person was transferred or referred to the alcohol and other drug treatment service, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—referral source

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Self
02Family member/friend
03Medical practitioner
04Hospital
05Mental health care service
06Alcohol and other drug treatment service
07Other community/health care service
08Correctional service
09Police diversion
10Court diversion
98Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 03     Medical practitioner

Includes medical specialists, vocationally registered general practitioners, vocationally registered general practitioner trainees and other primary-care medical practitioners in private practice.

CODE 04     Hospital

Includes public and private hospitals, hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised medical or surgical care, satellite units managed and staffed by a hospital, emergency departments of hospitals, and mothercraft hospitals. Excludes psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units and drug and alcohol units located within or operating from hospitals, and outpatient clinics (see codes 05-07).

CODE 05     Mental health care service

Includes both residential and non-residential services.
Includes psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units within and outside of hospitals.

CODE 06     Alcohol and other drug treatment service

Includes both residential and non-residential services. Includes drug and alcohol units within and outside of hospitals.

CODE 07     Other community/health care service

Includes outpatient clinics and aged care facilities.

CODE 09     Police diversion

This code should be used when a person detained for a minor drug offence is formally referred to treatment by the police in order to divert the offender from the criminal justice pathway.

CODE 10     Court diversion

This code refers to the diversion of an offender into drug education, assessment and treatment at the discretion of a magistrate. This may occur at the point of bail or prior to sentencing.

CODE 98     Other

Includes persons referred under a legislative act (other than Drug Diversion Act) e.g. Mental Health Act.

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Comments:Help on this term

Source of referral is important in assisting in the analyses of inter-sectoral patient/client flow and for health care planning.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Source of referral to alcohol and other drug treatment service, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.2 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2008-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 24/12/2010

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2013-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2015-18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 20/02/2020

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 20/02/2020

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standardisation pending 21/09/2020

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