Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Glossary Item
METeOR identifier:327216
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Definition:Commencement 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:Alcohol and other drug treatment services

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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:Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set working group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Commencement of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs, version 2, DEC, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (13.5 KB)