Available bed—residential mental health care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Average available beds for residential mental health patients|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 03/12/2008|
ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
|Definition:||The number of beds available in the specialised residential mental health services for overnight accommodation, averaged over the counting period.|
|Data Element Concept:||Available bed—residential mental health care|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||5|
|Unit of measure:||Bed|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||Average available beds, rounded to the nearest decimal or whole number.|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Residential mental health beds are available only if they are suitably located and equipped to provide residential mental health care and the necessary financial and human resources can be provided. Average available residential mental health beds are the average bed counts conducted during the year as required.
Inclusions: Both occupied and unoccupied residential mental health beds are included.
Specialised residential mental health care services should establish clear recording and reporting practices and criteria that ensure that each available residential mental health bed is counted and that no available residential mental health bed is counted more than once.
The assessment of availability must reflect the ability of the specialised residential mental health care service to provide the necessary resources, and this can be significantly impacted by events such as a strike, clinical staff shortage, fire or renovation. This is illustrated by the following examples.
Example 1: A specialised residential mental health care service containing 20 residential mental health beds (A) is closed for several months, either for a planned renovation or in response to an unplanned event such as a fire. During this period a temporary 10 specialised residential mental health bed facility (B) is established and the necessary resources are provided. The specialised residential mental health care service would not report the residential mental health beds in facility A, but it would report the 10 residential mental health beds in facility B.
Example 2: A 20 bed specialised residential mental health service is closed during the first week of February because of a strike, but for the remaining three weeks of February it is fully staffed so that all 20 residential mental health beds can be occupied during those three weeks. So the average number of residential mental health beds available for this service in February is 15.
|Comments:||This data element is necessary to provide an indicator of the capacity of the residential service.|
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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Mental health establishments NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 02/12/2009
Mental health establishments NMDS 2010-11 Health, Superseded 01/12/2010
Mental health establishments NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/12/2011
Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013
Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014
Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015
Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017
Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018
Mental health establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018