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Co-location of mental health service with acute care hospital code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term286991
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/12/2004
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing whether a mental health service is co-located with an acute care hospital.

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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ValueMeaning
1Co-located
2Not co-located

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Co-located

Co-located health services are those that are established physically and organisationally as part of an acute care hospital service. There are two forms of co-location:

  • a health service that is built and managed as a ward or unit within an acute care hospital; or
  • the health service operates in a separate building but is located on, or immediately adjoining, the acute care hospital campus.

In the second option, units and wards within a psychiatric hospital may be classified as co-located when all the following criteria apply:

  • a single organisational or management structure covers the acute care hospital and the psychiatric hospital;
  • a single employer covers the staff of the acute care hospital and the psychiatric hospital;
  • the location of the acute care hospital and psychiatric hospital can be regarded as part of a single overall hospital campus; and
  • the patients of the psychiatric hospital are regarded as patients of the single integrated health service.

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Specialised mental health service—co-location with acute care hospital, code N Health, Standard 08/12/2004
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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