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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—cessation reason, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termReason for cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270011
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The reason for the client ceasing to receive a treatment episode from an alcohol and other drug treatment service, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—cessation reason

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Treatment completed
2Change in main treatment type
3Change in the delivery setting
4Change in the principal drug of concern
5Transferred to another service provider
6Ceased to participate against advice
7Ceased to participate without notice
8Ceased to participate involuntary (non-compliance)
9Ceased to participate at expiation
10Ceased to participate by mutual agreement
11Drug court and /or sanctioned by court diversion service
12Imprisoned, other than drug court sanctioned
13Died
98Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

To be collected on cessation of a treatment episode. Codes 1 to 12 listed above are set out as follows to enable a clearer picture of which codes are to be used for what purpose:

Treatment completed as planned:

CODE 1     Treatment completed

Client ceased to participate:

CODE 6     Ceased to participate against advice

CODE 7     Ceased to participate without notice

CODE 8     Ceased to participate involuntary (non-compliance)

CODE 9     Ceased to participate at expiation

Ceased to participate at expiation:

CODE 11    Drug court and /or sanctioned by court diversion service

CODE 12    Imprisoned, other than drug court sanctioned

Treatment not completed (other):

CODE 2     Change in main treatment type

CODE 3     Change in the delivery setting

CODE 4     Change in the principal drug of concern

CODE 5     Transferred to another service provider

Treatment ceased by mutual agreement:

CODE 10    Ceased to participate by mutual agreement


CODE 1     Treatment completed

This code is to be used when all of the immediate goals of the treatment have been completed as planned. Includes situations where the client, after completing this treatment, either does not commence any new treatment, commences a new treatment episode with a different main treatment or principal drug, or is referred to a different service provider for further treatment.

CODE 2     Change in main treatment type

A treatment episode will end if, prior to the completion of the existing treatment, there is a change in the main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs. See also Code 10.

CODE 3     Change in the delivery setting

A treatment episode may end if, prior to the completion of the existing treatment, there is a change in the treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs. See also Code 10 and the Guide for use section in metadata item Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs.

CODE 4     Change in the principal drug of concern

A treatment episode will end if, prior to the completion of the existing treatment, there is a change in the principal drug of concern. See also Code 10.

CODE 5     Transferred to another service provider

This code includes situations where the service provider is no longer the most appropriate and the client is transferred/referred to another service. For example, transfers could occur for clients between non-residential and residential services or between residential services and a hospital. Excludes situations where the original treatment was completed before the client transferred to a different provider for other treatment (use Code 1).

CODE 6     Ceased to participate against advice

This code refers to situations where the service provider is aware of the client's intention to stop participating in treatment, and the client ceases despite advice from staff that such action is against the client's best interest.

CODE 7     Ceased to participate without notice

This code refers to situations where the client ceased to receive treatment without notifying the service provider of their intention to no longer participate.

CODE 8     Ceased to participate involuntary (non-compliance)

This code refers to situations where the client's participation has been ceased by the service provider due to non-compliance with the rules or conditions of the program.

CODE 9     Ceased to participate at expiation

This code refers to situations where the client has fulfilled their obligation to satisfy expiation requirements (e.g. participate in a treatment program to avoid having a criminal conviction being recorded against them) as part of a police or court diversion scheme and chooses not to continue with further treatment.

CODE 10    Ceased to participate by mutual agreement

This code refers to situations where the client ceases participation by mutual agreement with the service provider even though the treatment plan has not been completed. This may include situations where the client has moved out of the area. Only to be used when Code 2, 3 or 4 is not applicable.

CODE 11    Drug court and/or sanctioned by court diversion service

This code applies to drug court and/or court diversion service clients who are sanctioned back into jail for non-compliance with the program.

CODE 12    Imprisoned, other than drug court sanctioned

This code applies to clients who are imprisoned for reasons other than Code 11.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Given the levels of attrition within alcohol and other drug treatment programs, it is important to identify the range of different reasons for ceasing treatment with a service.

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 Reason for cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (22.4 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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