Prison clinic contact DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:396072
Registration status:Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Data Set Specification (DSS)

The Prison clinic contact Data Set Specification (DSS) describes data on the visits by prisoners to the prison clinic during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

The two statistical units in this data set specification are the Health Service Event and the Person.

In this data set specification person refers to the prisoner attending the prison clinic.

Guide for use:

This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. The Prisoner health DSS describes data about public and private prisons operating in Australia. It includes data on prison entrants, prisoners who visit a prison clinic or take repeat medication while in custody, prison clinic services and prison clinic staffing levels.

In this DSS, a 'visit' is defined as a face-to-face consultation for which an entry is made in the health service record (other than for routine household-type treatments such as band-aids or paracetemol).

Collection methods:

Information on clinic visits is provided by the treating health professional at the clinic using the Prisoners in Custody—Clinic Visits form. One form is to be completed for each clinic contact.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Has been superseded by Prison clinic contact NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prisoner health DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
2Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
3Person—sex, code NMandatory1
4Person—transgender indicator, code NMandatory1
5Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
6Health service event—prison health clinic visit initiator, code NMandatory1
7Person—reason for health clinic attendance, code NNMandatory23
8Health service event—type of service provider consulted, occupation code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}Mandatory1