Patient—previous specialised treatment, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Previous specialised treatment
METeOR identifier:270374
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:

Whether a patient has had a previous admission or service contact for treatment in the specialty area within which treatment is now being provided, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Patient—previous specialised treatment

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Patient has no previous admission(s) or service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided
2Patient has previous hospital admission(s) but no service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided
3Patient has previous service contact(s) but no hospital admission(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided
4Patient has both previous hospital admission(s) and service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided
Supplementary values:
5Unknown/not stated

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1     Patient has no previous admission(s) or service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided

Use this code for admitted patients, whose only prior specialised treatment contact was the service contact that referred the patient for admission.

CODES 2-4 These codes include patients who have been seen at any time in the past within the speciality within which the patient is currently being treated (mental health or palliative care), regardless of whether it was part of the current episode or a previous admission/service contact many years in the past. Use these codes regardless of whether the previous treatment was provided within the service in which the person is now being treated, or another equivalent specialised service (either institutional or community-based).

CODE 2     Patient has previous hospital admission(s) but no service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided

CODE 3     Patient has previous service contact(s) but no hospital admission(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided

CODE 4     Patient has both previous hospital admission(s) and service contact(s) for the specialised treatment now being provided

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:

This metadata item was originally developed in the context of mental health institutional care data development (originally metadata item Problem status and later First admission for psychiatric treatment). More recent data development work, particularly in the area of palliative care, led to the need for this item to be re-worded in more generic terms for inclusion in other data sets.

For palliative care, the value of this data element is in its use in enabling approximate identification of the number of new palliative care patients receiving specialised treatment. The use of this data element in this way would be improved by the reporting of this data by community-based services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

National Mental Health Information Strategy Committee

Origin:

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Previous specialised treatment, version 3, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (16.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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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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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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

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

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

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 21/12/2010

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Admitted patient palliative care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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

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

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

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

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