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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (other), code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOther treatment type for alcohol and other drugs
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270076
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

All other forms of treatment provided to the client in addition to the main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs, as represented by a code.

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

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Withdrawal management (detoxification)
2Counselling
3Rehabilitation
4Pharmacotherapy
5Other

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CODE 1     Withdrawal management (detoxification)

Refers to any form of withdrawal management, including medicated and non-medicated.

CODE 2     Counselling

Refers to any method of individual or group counselling directed towards identified problems with alcohol and/or other drug use or dependency. This selection excludes counselling activity that is part of a rehabilitation program as defined in Code 3.

CODE 3     Rehabilitation

Refers to an intensive treatment program that integrates a range of services and therapeutic activities that may include counselling, behavioural treatment approaches, recreational activities, social and community living skills, group work and relapse prevention. Rehabilitation treatment can provide a high level of support (i.e. up to 24 hours a day) and tends towards a medium to longer-term duration. Rehabilitation activities can occur in residential or non-residential settings. Counselling that is included within an overall rehabilitation program should be coded to Code 3 for Rehabilitation, not to Code 2 as a separate treatment episode for counselling.

CODE 4     Pharmacotherapy

Refers to pharmacotherapies that include those used as maintenance therapies (e.g. naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone treatment) and those used as relapse prevention. Use Code 1 (withdrawal management) where a pharmacotherapy is used solely for withdrawal. Note collection exclusions: excludes clients who are on an opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance program and are not receiving any other form of treatment.

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

To be completed at cessation of treatment episode.

Only report treatment recorded in the client's file that is in addition to, and not a component of, the main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs. Treatment activity reported here is not necessarily for principal drug of concern in that it may be treatment for other drugs of concern.

More than one code may be selected.

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This field should be left blank if there are no other treatment types for the episode.

Comments:Help on this term

Information about treatment provided is of fundamental importance to service delivery and planning.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—other treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Supersedes Other treatment type for alcohol and other drugs, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.7 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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