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Episode of care (community setting)—first service delivery date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDate of first delivery of service
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270210
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termThe date of first delivery of service to a person in a non-institutional setting.
Data Element Concept:Episode of care—first service delivery date (community setting)

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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 termThis date may occur on the same day or prior to the Date of last delivery of service, but must never occur after that date within the current episode of care. The date may be the same as the Community nursing service episode—first contact date, DDMMYYYY.
Collection methods:Help on this termAs long as contact is made with the person in a non-institutional setting, the Episode of care (community setting)—first service delivery date, DDMMYYYY must be recorded. Normally this will be the first home or clinic visit and is the date most often referred to in a service agency as the admission. This date applies whether a person is being admitted for the first time, or is being re-admitted for care.
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This metadata item is used for the analysis of time periods within a care episode and to locate that episode in time. The date relates to the first delivery of formal services within the community setting.

This date marks the most standard event, which occurs at the beginning of an episode of care in community setting. It should not be confused with the Date of first contact with a community nursing service; although they could be the same, the dates for both items must be recorded. Agencies providing hospital-in-the-home services should develop their own method of distinguishing between the period the person remains a formal patient of the hospital, with funding to receive services at home, and the discharge of the person into the care of the community service.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Council of Community Nursing Services

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Supersedes Date of first delivery of service, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.2 KB)

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