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Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term327216
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Help on this termCommencement of a treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs is the first service contact when assessment and/or treatment occurs with the treatment provider.
Context:Help on this termAlcohol and other drug treatment services

Collection and usage attributes

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A client is identified as commencing a treatment episode if one or more of the following apply:

  • they are a new client,
  • they are a client recommencing treatment after they have had had no contact with the treatment provider for a period of three months or had any plan in place for further contact,
  • their principal drug of concern for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
  • their main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs has changed,
  • their treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs has changed.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termIntergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set working group

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Supersedes Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.5 KB)

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