Client—amount of assistance, total hours NNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Amount of assistance
Synonymous names:Hours of assistance; Hours of support received; Amount of support
METeOR identifier:323093
Registration status:Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 27/04/2007
Definition:

The number of hours of assistance received by a client of an agency or organisation.

Data Element Concept:Client—amount of assistance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:String
Format:NNN
Maximum character length:3
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
999Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Hour (h)

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Total hours expressed as 000, 001 etc.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

As this data element is a measure of time (in hours) of services directly received by clients it will not accrue to give a total of assistance provided on an agency or organisation (in terms of money, time or quantity of goods or services). Therefore it should not be used for National Accounts reporting.

Collection methods:

Where clients receive support in a group setting the hours received in this setting for all attending service users should be reported (i.e. agencies should not apportion group hours across the number of clients attending). For example, where one worker is supplying services to 3 clients for 4 hours, each client should be counted as receiving 4 hours of service.

Hours received during sleepover duties should be included in the total hours received by the client.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

CSTDA NMDS Network.

Origin:

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:
All 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Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009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Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008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Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011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 +

Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2017–18 Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Disability Services NMDS 2018–19 Disability, Standard 05/07/2019

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +