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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment commencement date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDate of commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270069
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which the first service contact within the treatment episode when assessment and/or treatment occurs.

Data Element Concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment commencement date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A client is identified as commencing a treatment episode if one or more of the following apply:

  • they are a new client,
  • they are a client recommencing treatment after they have had had no contact with the treatment provider for a period of three months or had any plan in place for further contact,
  • their principal drug of concern for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
  • their main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
  • their treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs has changed.
Comments:Help on this term

Required to identify the commencement of a treatment episode by an alcohol and other drug treatment 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Supersedes Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.5 KB)

Supersedes Date of commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.1 KB)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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS Health, Superseded 21/03/2006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, Standard 12/12/2018

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

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