Prison entrants DSS
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 28/04/2016|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Prison entrants DSS describes data about all persons aged 18 years and over entering prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. The Prison entrants DSS describes data about people entering the prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period. This includes demographic data and data about a prison entrant’s mental health, chronic disease status, their use of alcohol and other drugs, their use of health services and pregnancy.
Information about the prison entrant is collected by a health professional at the prison reception health assessment (alternatively known as the intake or induction assessment) using the Prison Entrants form.
One Prison Entrants form should be completed for each person who enters the prison system during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Reference documents:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2009. From corrections to community: a set of indicators of the health of Australia's prisoners. Bulletin no. 75. Cat. no. AUS 120. Canberra: AIHW|
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Prisoner health DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016