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Person—accommodation type (usual), code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of accommodation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270088
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The type of accommodation setting in which a person usually lives/lived, as represented by a code.

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Admitted patient mental health care:

Permits analysis of the usual residential accommodation type of people prior to admission to institutional health care. The setting in which the person usually lives can have a bearing on the types of treatment and support required by the person and the outcomes that result from their treatment.

Data Element Concept:Person—accommodation type

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
1Private residence (e.g. house, flat, bedsitter, caravan, boat, independent unit in retirement village), including privately and publicly rented homes
2Psychiatric hospital
3Residential aged care service
4Specialised alcohol/other drug treatment residence
5Specialised mental health community-based residential support service
6Domestic-scale supported living facility (e.g. group home for people with disability)
7Boarding/rooming house/hostel or hostel type accommodation, not including aged persons' hostel
8Homeless persons' shelter
9Shelter/refuge (not including homeless persons' shelter)
10Other supported accommodation
11Prison/remand centre/youth training centre
12Public place (homeless)
13Other accommodation, not elsewhere classified
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14Unknown/unable to determine

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 3     Residential aged care service

Includes nursing home beds in acute care hospitals.

CODE 4     Specialised alcohol/other drug treatment residence

Includes alcohol/other drug treatment units in psychiatric hospitals.

CODE 5     Specialised mental health community-based residential support service

Specialised mental health community-based residential support services are defined as community-based residential supported accommodation specifically targeted at people with psychiatric disabilities which provides 24-hour support/rehabilitation on a residential basis.

CODE 6     Domestic-scale supported living facility (e.g. group home for people with disability)

Domestic-scale supported living facilities include group homes for people with disability, cluster apartments where a support worker lives on-site, community residential apartments (except mental health), congregate care arrangements. Support is provided by staff on either a live-in or rostered basis, and they may or may not have 24-hour supervision and care.

CODE 10     Other supported accommodation

Includes other supported accommodation facilities such as hostels for people with disability and Residential Services/Facilities (Victoria and South Australia only). These facilities provide board and lodging and rostered care workers provide client support services.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

'Usual' is defined as the type of accommodation the person has lived in for the most amount of time over the past three months prior to admission to institutional health care or first contact with a community service setting. If a person stays in a particular place of accommodation for four or more days a week over the period, that place of accommodation would be the person's type of usual accommodation. In practice, receiving an answer to questioning about a person's usual accommodation setting may be difficult to achieve. The place the person perceives as their usual accommodation will often prove to be the best approximation of their type of usual accommodation.

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The changes made to this metadata item are in accordance with the requirements of the National Mental Health Information Strategy Committee and take into consideration corresponding definitions in other data dictionaries (e.g. Home and Community Care Data Dictionary Version 1 and National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 1).

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Type of accommodation, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (19.4 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 05/10/2016

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2019-20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 01/10/2019

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 18/01/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 15/10/2014

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 04/02/2015

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Admitted patient mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 19/11/2015

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