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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—number of service contacts, total N[NN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of service contacts within a treatment episode for alcohol and other drug
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270117
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of service contacts recorded between a client and the service provider within a treatment episode for the purpose of providing alcohol and other drug treatment.

Data Element Concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—number of service contacts

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termService contact

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This metadata item is a count of service contacts related to treatment that are recorded on a client record. Any client contact that does not constitute part of a treatment should not be considered a service contact. Contact with the client for administrative purposes, such as arranging an appointment, should not be included.

This item is not collected for residential clients.

Where multiple service provider staff have contact with the client at the same time, on the same occasion of service, the contact is counted only once.

When multiple service contacts are recorded on the same day, each independent contact should be counted separately.

Collection methods:Help on this term

To be collated at the close of a treatment episode.

Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item provides a measure of the frequency of client contact and service utilisation within a treatment episode.

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 Number of service contacts within a treatment episode for alcohol and other drug, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.6 KB)

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