Service provider organisation—number of service operation days (7 day period), total N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Service operation days|
|Synonymous names:||Days per week of operation|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 07/12/2011|
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006
The actual number of days per week that the agency is usually open for the provision of service.
|Data Element Concept:||Service provider organisation—number of service operation days|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||2|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record whole numbers only rounded up to the nearest whole day, for the total number of days per week on which the agency provides any service to service users.
An agency is considered to be operating whenever service is provided to service users (e.g. if an agency is open for 4 days per week for service provision to service users, and 1 day per week for management/administration then the agency should indicate that it operates 4 days per week).
The service must be provided by the agency but not necessarily from its physical setting. For example 'own home respite' that is arranged by an agency to occur on a particular day on which the office of that agency is not open still counts as a day of operation for that agency.
When an agency is available for service users on a day but does not provide services to service users on that day it should still be counted as a day of operation. For example, an agency may be open for service, such as an advocacy service, but no service users are seen.
Services which have no regular weekly pattern of operation should record code 90 'no regular pattern of operation through a week'. This includes, for example, cases where a service will be made available to a service user after hours only upon request (e.g. staff on call).
This data element should be reported by all agencies.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
National Community Services Data Committee
National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 2, 2000.
|Reference documents:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2005. Commonwealth State /Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set collection: Data guide-data items and definitions 2005-06.|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Service provider organisation—number of service operation days (7 day period), total N Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS (July 2008) Community Services (retired), Superseded 11/11/2009
Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement NMDS - 1 July 2006 Community Services (retired), Superseded 14/12/2008
Disability Services NMDS 2009-10 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Disability Services NMDS 2010-11 Community Services (retired), Superseded 15/12/2011
Disability Services NMDS 2011-12 Community Services (retired), Superseded 13/03/2013
Disability Services NMDS 2012-14 Community Services (retired), Standard 13/03/2013
Disability Services NMDS 2014-15 Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020