Other treatment type for alcohol and other drugs code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Value Domain
METeOR identifier:270672
Registration status:Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:A code set representing the secondary type of treatment provided for alcohol and other drugs.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Withdrawal management (detoxification)
2Counselling
3Rehabilitation
4Pharmacotherapy
5Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1     Withdrawal management (detoxification)

Refers to any form of withdrawal management, including medicated and non-medicated.

CODE 2     Counselling

Refers to any method of individual or group counselling directed towards identified problems with alcohol and/or other drug use or dependency. This selection excludes counselling activity that is part of a rehabilitation program as defined in Code 3.

CODE 3     Rehabilitation

Refers to an intensive treatment program that integrates a range of services and therapeutic activities that may include counselling, behavioural treatment approaches, recreational activities, social and community living skills, group work and relapse prevention. Rehabilitation treatment can provide a high level of support (i.e. up to 24 hours a day) and tends towards a medium to longer-term duration. Rehabilitation activities can occur in residential or non-residential settings. Counselling that is included within an overall rehabilitation program should be coded to Code 3 for Rehabilitation, not to Code 2 as a separate treatment episode for counselling.

CODE 4     Pharmacotherapy

Refers to pharmacotherapies that include those used as maintenance therapies (e.g. naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone treatment) and those used as relapse prevention. Use Code 1 (withdrawal management) where a pharmacotherapy is used solely for withdrawal. Note collection exclusions: excludes clients who are on an opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance program and are not receiving any other form of treatment.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Other treatment type for alcohol and other drugs code N[N] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:

Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (other), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018