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Referral source for alcohol and other drug treatment code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270593
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the source of referral for alcohol and other drug treatment services.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Self
02Family member/friend
03Medical practitioner
04Hospital
05Mental health care service
06Alcohol and other drug treatment service
07Other community/health care service
08Correctional service
09Police diversion
10Court diversion
98Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 03     Medical practitioner

Includes medical specialists, vocationally registered general practitioners, vocationally registered general practitioner trainees and other primary-care medical practitioners in private practice.

CODE 04     Hospital

Includes public and private hospitals, hospitals specialising in dental, ophthalmic aids and other specialised medical or surgical care, satellite units managed and staffed by a hospital, emergency departments of hospitals, and mothercraft hospitals. Excludes psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric units and drug and alcohol units located within or operating from hospitals, and outpatient clinics (see codes 05-07).

CODE 05     Mental health care service

Includes both residential and non-residential services.
Includes psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units within and outside of hospitals.

CODE 06     Alcohol and other drug treatment service

Includes both residential and non-residential services. Includes drug and alcohol units within and outside of hospitals.

CODE 07     Other community/health care service

Includes outpatient clinics and aged care facilities.

CODE 09     Police diversion

This code should be used when a person detained for a minor drug offence is formally referred to treatment by the police in order to divert the offender from the criminal justice pathway.

CODE 10     Court diversion

This code refers to the diversion of an offender into drug education, assessment and treatment at the discretion of a magistrate. This may occur at the point of bail or prior to sentencing.

CODE 98     Other

Includes persons referred under a legislative act (other than Drug Diversion Act) e.g. Mental Health Act.

Relational attributes

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—referral source, code NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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