Residential mental health care NMDS 2012-13

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:468206
Registration status:Health, Superseded 06/09/2013
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

Episodes of residential care for residents in all government-funded residential mental health care services in Australia, except those residential care services that are in receipt of funding under the Aged Care Act and subject to Commonwealth reporting requirements (i.e. report to the System for the payment of Aged Residential Care (SPARC) collection).

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

Episodes of residential care.

Statistical units are entities from or about which statistics are collected, or in respect of which statistics are compiled, tabulated or published.

Collection methods:

Data are collected at each service from resident administrative and care related record systems. Services forward data to the relevant state or territory health authority on a regular basis (e.g. monthly).

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collection, on an annual basis.

Government-operated services that employ mental health trained staff on-site 24 hours per day are to be included from 1 July 2004.

Government-funded, non-government operated services and non 24-hour staffed services can be included from 1 July 2004, optionally.

For non 24-hour staffed services to be included they must employ mental health-trained staff on-site at least 50 hours per week with at least 6 hours staffing on any single day.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year. The reference period starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2012
Implementation end date:30/06/2013

Some admitted patient care services may meet the definition of a residential mental health service. However, as they are admitted patient care services, relevant data on their patients are reported to the National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Care.

Glossary items

Episode of residential care end

Episode of residential care start


Residential mental health care service

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Residential mental health care NMDS 2011-12 Health, Superseded 07/03/2012

See also Residential mental health care NMDS 2012–13: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2014; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Endorsed 30/10/2014

Has been superseded by Residential mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Episode of care—additional diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Episode of care—mental health legal status, code NMandatory1
-Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}Mandatory1
-Episode of residential care—episode end date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of residential care—episode end mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of residential care—episode start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Episode of residential care—episode start mode, code NMandatory1
-Episode of residential care—number of leave days, total N[NN]Mandatory1
-Episode of residential care—referral destination (mental health care), code NMandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—region identifier, X[X]Mandatory1
-Establishment—region name, text XXX[X(57)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—service unit cluster identifier, XXXXXMandatory1
-Establishment—service unit cluster name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNMandatory1
-Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
-Person—marital status, code NMandatory1
-Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
-Person—sex, code NMandatory1
-Residential stay—episode start date, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation identifier, XXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1