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Service provider organisation—number of clients, total people N[NNNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of clients
Synonymous names:Help on this termNumber of service users
METeOR identifier:Help on this term321271
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:Help on this term

The total number of clients receiving services or care from an agency or organisation.

Data Element Concept:Service provider organisation—number of clients

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term5
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Each client receiving a service during the reporting period should be counted only once, regardless of the number of times they accessed the service in that time period.

This data item refers to the number of clients receiving services, not those 'on the books', 'on waiting lists', number of 'beds' or 'places'.

Comments:Help on this term

The information is needed to provide a basic count of people accessing services, and will relate to population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to help in assessing met and unmet need.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

CSTDA NMDS Network. 

Origin:Help on this term

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2006-07. 

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health-care services client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service non-residential/follow-up/aftercare client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service residential treatment/rehabilitation client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service sobering-up/residential respite/short-term care client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services non-residential/follow-up/aftercare client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation client numbers cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services residential treatment/rehabilitation length of stay cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services sobering-up/residential respite/short-term care client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Bringing them Home/Link Up Counselling Program client numbers cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Community Services (retired), Proposed 23/04/2014

DSS specific attributes +
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