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Service episode—duration of service, total days N[NN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDuration of service (days)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term322248
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Definition:Help on this term

A count of the number of days during which a person received services.

Data Element Concept:Service episode—duration of service

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Disability Administrators

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

Disability services/supports received cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015

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