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Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSpecialised mental health service program type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term288889
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/12/2004
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The type of admitted patient care program provided by a specialised mental health service, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type

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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
1Acute care
2Other

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The categorisation of the admitted patient program is based on the principal purpose(s) of the program rather than the classification of the individual patients.

CODE 1     Acute care

Programs primarily providing specialist psychiatric care for people with acute episodes of mental disorder. These episodes are characterised by recent onset of severe clinical symptoms of mental disorder that have potential for prolonged dysfunction or risk to self and/or others. The key characteristic of acute services is that this treatment effort is focused on short-term treatment. Acute services may be focused on assisting people who have had no prior contact or previous psychiatric history, or individuals with a continuing mental disorder for whom there has been an acute exacerbation of symptoms. This category applies only to services with a mental health service setting of overnight admitted patient care or residential care.

CODE 2     Other

Refers to all other programs primarily providing admitted patient care.

Includes programs providing rehabilitation services that have a primary focus on intervention to reduce functional impairments that limit the independence of patients. Rehabilitation services are focused on disability and the promotion of personal recovery.

They are characterised by an expectation of substantial improvement over the short to mid-term. Patients treated by rehabilitation services usually have a relatively stable pattern of clinical symptoms.

Also includes programs providing extended care services that primarily provide care over an indefinite period for patients who have a stable but severe level of functional impairment and an inability to function independently, thus requiring extensive care and support. Patients of extended care services present a stable pattern of clinical symptoms, which may include high levels of severe unremitting symptoms of mental disorder. Treatment is focused on preventing deterioration and reducing impairment; improvement is expected to occur slowly.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element is used to disaggregate data on beds, activity, expenditure and staffing for admitted patient settings in mental health service units (see Specialised mental health service organisation—service delivery setting, code N data element).

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See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 02J – 28 day readmission rate, 2015 Health, Standard 19/11/2015

See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 02J – 28 day readmission rate, 2016 Health, Superseded 14/06/2017

See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 02J – 28 day readmission rate, 2017 Health, Standard 14/06/2017

See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12J – Rate of post-discharge community care, 2015 Health, Standard 19/11/2015

See also Mental health readmissions to hospital, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

See also Mental health readmissions to hospital, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service organisation—service delivery setting, code N Health, Standard 07/02/2013, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 21/03/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2005-06 Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 03/12/2008

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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Your Experience of Service National Best Endeavours Data Set Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018
Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 01J – Change in consumer's clinical outcomes, 2015 Health, Standard 19/11/2015
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 04J – Average length of acute inpatient stay, 2015 Health, Standard 19/11/2015
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 04J – Average length of acute inpatient stay, 2016 Health, Superseded 14/06/2017
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 04J – Average length of acute inpatient stay, 2017 Health, Standard 14/06/2017
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 05J – Average cost per acute admitted patient day, 2015 Health, Standard 19/11/2015
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 05J – Average cost per acute admitted patient day, 2016 Health, Superseded 14/06/2017
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 05J – Average cost per acute admitted patient day, 2017 Health, Standard 14/06/2017
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