Mental health service contact—service contact duration, total minutes NNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Mental health service contact duration
METeOR identifier:286682
Registration status:Health, Superseded 07/02/2013
Definition:The time from the start to finish of a service contact.
Data Element Concept:Mental health service contact—mental health service contact duration

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:NNN
Maximum character length:3

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

For group sessions the time for the patient/client in the session is recorded for each patient/client, regardless of the number of patients/clients or third parties participating or the number of service providers providing the service.

Writing up details of service contacts is not to be reported as part of the duration, except if during or contiguous with the period of patient/client or third party participation.

Travel to or from the location at which the service is provided, for example to or from outreach facilities or private homes, is not to be reported as part of the duration of the service contact.

Comments:Counting the duration for each patient/client in a group session means that this data element cannot be used to measure the duration of service contacts from the perspective of the service provider.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Mental health service contact—service duration, total minutes NNN Health, Superseded 02/02/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
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Community mental health care NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Community mental health care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Community mental health care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

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Community mental health care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 05/01/2010

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Community mental health care NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010

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Community mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

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Community mental health care NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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