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Drug of concern (ASCDC 2000 extended) code NNNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270698
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/12/2011
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe ASCDC (2000) code set representing drug of concern.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern 2000
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
0005Opioid analgesics not further defined
0006Psychostimulants not further defined

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The Australian Standard Classification of Drugs of Concern (ASCDC) provides a number of supplementary codes that have specific uses and these are detailed within the ASCDC e.g. 0000 = inadequately described.

Other supplementary codes that are not already specified in the ASCDC may be used in National Minimum Data Sets (NMDS) when required. In the Alcohol and other drug treatment service NMDS, two additional supplementary codes have been created which enable a finer level of detail to be captured:

CODE 0005     Opioid analgesics not further defined

This code is to be used when it is known that the client's principal drug of concern is an opioid but the specific opioid used is not known. The existing code 1000 combines opioid analgesics and non-opioid analgesics together into Analgesics nfd and the finer level of detail, although known, is lost.

CODE 0006     Psychostimulants not further defined 

This code is to be used when it is known that the client's principal drug of concern is a psychostimulant but not which type. The existing code 3000 combines stimulants and hallucinogens together into Stimulants and hallucinogens nfd and the finer level of detail, although known, is lost.

Psychostimulants refer to the types of drugs that would normally be coded to 3100-3199, 3300-3399 and 3400-3499 categories plus 3903 and 3905.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Drug of concern (ASCDC 2011 extended) code NNNN Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (other), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNN Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (principal), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNN Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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