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Service provider organisation—number of service operation days (7 day period), total N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termService operation days
Synonymous names:Help on this termDays per week of operation
METeOR identifier:Help on this term323188
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/12/2011
Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006
Definition:Help on this term

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
90No regular pattern of operation through a week
99Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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).

Collection methods:Help on this term

This data element should be reported by all agencies.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

National Community Services Data Committee

Origin:Help on this term

National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 2, 2000.

Reference documents:Help on this term
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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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:Help on this term
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 +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2012-14 Health, Superseded 21/11/2013
Indigenous, Archived 21/11/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/03/2015
Indigenous, Archived 13/03/2015

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care DSS 2015-17 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Indigenous, Archived 27/02/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 06/09/2018
Indigenous, Archived 22/10/2018

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Indigenous, Archived 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Endorsed 02/04/2019

DSS specific attributes +

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

DSS specific attributes +
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