Service episode—duration of service, total days N[NN]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Duration of service (days)|
|Registration status:||Disability, Standard 13/08/2015|
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
A count of the number of days during which a person received services.
|Data Element Concept:||Service episode—duration of service|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||3|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Measuring the duration of service, in conjunction with Reason for cessation of services, assists in assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of these services. This information also facilitates interstate and cross regional comparisons of accommodation support and comparisons between different service user sub-populations.
Duration of service for a particular service type is calculated by subtracting Service commencement date from Last service date. Or, for service users who have ceased to receive services during a reporting period, Service commencement date should be subtracted from Service exit date.
For service users who received services on only one day during the reporting period (and whose Service commencement date and Last service date are reported as the same date), the duration of service should be calculated as '1'.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Disability Administrators
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015