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Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts, total NNNNNN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of service contacts
METeOR identifier:Help on this term427098
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/02/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of service contacts provided to individual patients or clients by an ambulatory mental health care service.
Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termService contact

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The total number of mental health service contacts is reported by ambulatory mental health care service units to the Mental Health Establishments NMDS. The total should be a count of contacts at the service unit level, regardless of the registration status of the client.

Each patient or client attending a group contact should be counted individually. For example, ten consumers in a group contact equates to ten contacts.

Source and reference attributes

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

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See also Mental health service contact Health, Standard 07/02/2013, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Mental health service contact Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Has been superseded by Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service, total contacts NNNNNN Health, Standard 07/02/2013, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Mental health establishments NMDS 2012-13 Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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