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Health service utilisation cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term402411
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to describe the utilisation of health services in the community and in prison by prison entrants in the last 12 months; and to gain a greater understanding of the health seeking behaviours of prison entrants.

Collection and usage attributes

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The Health service utilisation cluster comprises three data elements that provide information on a prison entrant's health seeking behaviours in the community and prison. This is achieved by the combination of the three data elements: Prison entrant—individual service provider consulted indicator, yes/no code NPrison entrant—type of service provider consulted, occupation code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN} and Health service event—prisoner location, code N.

The Health service utilisation cluster describes the following information:

Health service provider


Location of prisoner: Community

Location of prisoner: Prison
Medical practitioner (Doctor/GP) Y/N Y/N
Nurse Y/N Y/N
Drug and alcohol counsellor Y/N Y/N
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Y/N Y/N
Dental practitioner Y/N Y/N
Psychologist Y/N Y/N
Psychiatrist Y/N Y/N
Social worker/welfare officer Y/N Y/N

Collection methods:Help on this termInformation on health service utilisation is provided at the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Census Prison Entrants form. Only prison entrants who have been in prison in the last 12 months may provide responses to the 'Prison' category.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Health service utilisation cluster Health, Standard 28/04/2016

See also Prison entrant—imprisonment in the last 12 months indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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Prison entrants DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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1Prison entrant—individual service provider consulted indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Prison entrant—type of service provider consulted, occupation code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}Conditional8
3Health service event—prisoner location, code NConditional16
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