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Prison dischargee DSS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term482303
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Prison dischargee data specification set (DSS) describes data about all persons aged at least 18 years who are going to be discharged from prison in the following 4 weeks from the date of data collection, during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period. This includes demographics, mental health, chronic diseases, alcohol and other drug use, use of prison clinics and services accessed in prison. The data are used to report against the National Prisoner Health Indicators, assist in monitoring the change in health of prisoner dischargees and inform prisoner health service planning and delivery.

In this collection, public and private prisons include those administered by Corrective Services departments, including correctional facilities and remand centres. Excluded from the collection are periodic detention centres, court and police cells, juvenile detention centres, immigration detention centres, secure psychiatric facilities, military prisons, home detention programs, and Australians held overseas.

Collection and usage attributes

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This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. Any data element that relates to events during prison only relates to the most recent imprisonment.

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Information about the prison dischargee is collected by a health professional during a discharge clinic visit using the Prison Discharge form.

One Discharge form should be completed for each person who is going to be discharged from the prison system in the following 4 weeks from the date of data collection, during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period, which runs for two weeks during different times of the year for different jurisdictions.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Prison—organisation identifier, NNNMandatory1
2Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
3Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
4Person—letters of given and family name, text XXXXXMandatory1
5Prison dischargee—expected date of release, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
6Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
7Person—age, total years N[NN]Conditional1
8Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNNMandatory1
9Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}Mandatory1
10Person—sex, code NMandatory1
11Person—transgender indicator, code NMandatory1
12Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
13Person—highest year of school completed, code NMandatory1
14Prison dischargee—length of time imprisoned, total days N[NNNN]Mandatory1
15Prison dischargee—first time in prison or juvenile detention indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
16Prison dischargee—contact with family, friends and/or elders indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
17Prison dischargee—mode of contact with family, friends and/or elders, code NConditional4
18Prison dischargee—parental imprisonment status during childhood indicator, yes/no/don't know code NMandatory1
19Prison dischargee—parental imprisonment status during childhood, parent imprisoned code NConditional3
20Person—distress related to current imprisonment indicator, K-10 score of psychological distressMandatory1
21Prison dischargee—distress related to upcoming release indicator, yes/no/not applicable code NMandatory1
22Person—self-harm indicator, yes/no code NMandatory2
23Person—blow to the head indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
24Person—blow to the head symptoms indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
25Person—blow to the head still experiencing symptoms indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NConditional1
26Person—physical assault indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
27Person—sexual assault, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory1
28Prison dischargee—accident or injury requiring a doctor or nurse indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
29Person—physical activity change, code NMandatory1
30Person—weight change, code NMandatory1
31Person—intentional weight gain indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
32Prison dischargee—tattoo indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
33Prison dischargee—piercing indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
34Person—substance used illicitly indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory2
35Person—injecting drug use indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code NMandatory2
36Person—needle sharing frequency, code NConditional1
37Person—previous opioid pharmacotherapy treatment program indicator, yes/no code NMandatory2
38Person—current opioid pharmacotherapy treatment program indicator, yes/no code NMandatory2
39Prison dischargee—opioid substitution program continuation on release indicator, yes/no code NConditional2
40Person—type of opioid pharmacotherapy treatment, code NConditional6
41Prison dischargee—needle and syringe exchange program access prior to imprisonment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
42Prison dischargee smoking status clusterMandatory1
43AUDIT-C score of risky alcohol consumption cluster (dischargee)Mandatory1
44Prison dischargee—alcohol consumption in prison indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
45Prison dischargee—alcohol treatment program participation indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
46Prison dischargee—prison health assessment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
47Person—referral or appointment for further care indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
48Prison dischargee—type of health service professional referred to, code NConditional12
49Person—ease of access to medical practitioners indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
50Person—ease of access to nurses indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
51Prison dischargee—prison clinic visit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
52Prison dischargee—reason for non-utilisation of prison clinic, code NConditional4
53Prison dischargee—reason for non-utilisation of prison clinic, text X[X(15)]Conditional1
54Health service event—type of service provider consulted, occupation code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}Conditional12
55Prison dischargee—wanted to receive information sheets from the prison clinic indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
56Prison dischargee—level of satisfaction at the amount of information received from the prison clinic, code NConditional1
57Prison dischargee—asked questions of the clinic health care professionals, yes/no code NConditional1
58Prison dischargee—level of understanding of answers given by prison clinic health care professionals, code NConditional1
59Prison dischargee—opportunity for involvement in treatment decisions at prison clinic indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
60Prison dischargee—level of satisfaction with the amount they are involved in their own treatment, code NConditional1
61Prison dischargee—rating of quality of healthcare received at prison clinic, code NConditional1
62Prison dischargee—enough time at prison clinic, always/most of the time/sometimes/rarely/never code NConditional1
63Prison dischargee—most recent prison clinic visit, code NConditional1
64Health service event—prison health clinic services provided, code NConditional4
65Prison dischargee—appointment outside of prison indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
66Prison dischargee—admission to hospital indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
67Prison dischargee—type of hospital admitted to, hospital type code N[N]Conditional2
68Prison dischargee—planned hospital admission indicator, code NConditional2
69Prison dischargee—emergency department visit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
70Person—specific chronic condition indicator, yes/no code NMandatory2
71Prison dischargee—type of chronic condition diagnosed, prior to imprisonment, chronic condition code NNConditional18
72Prison dischargee—type of chronic condition diagnosed, during imprisonment, chronic condition code NNConditional18
73Prison dischargee—type of treated chronic condition, treatment offered during imprisonment, chronic condition code NNConditional18
74Prison dischargee—type of treated chronic condition, medication prescribed during imprisonment, chronic condition code NNConditional18
75Prison dischargee—type of treated chronic condition, plan to continue on release, chronic condition code NNConditional18
76Prison dischargee—communicable disease test, code NConditional4
77Prison dischargee—type of vaccine administered, vaccine type code NConditional6
78Education qualification clusterMandatory1
79Prison dischargee—mental health change since imprisonment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
80Prison dischargee—mental health change since imprisonment type, health change since imprisonment code NConditional1
81Prison dischargee—physical health change since imprisonment indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
82Prison dischargee—physical health change since imprisonment type, health change since imprisonment code NConditional1
83Prison dischargee—expected sleeping arrangement on first night of release, code NMandatory1
84Prison dischargee—paid employment within two weeks of release indicator, yes/no/don't know code NMandatory1
85Prison dischargee—expected Centrelink payment on release indicator, yes/no/don't know code NMandatory1
86Prison dischargee—type of Centrelink payment on release, code NConditional1
87Prison dischargee—Medicare card available on release indicator, yes/no/don't know code NMandatory1
88Prison dischargee—prescription medication indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
89Prison dischargee—prescription medication plan for continuation on release, yes/no/don't know code NConditional1
90Prison dischargee—type of health service referred to on release, code NMandatory5
91Prison dischargee—feeling of preparedness, code NMandatory1
92Prison dischargee—female health screening test type, code NConditional2
93Female—pregnant during imprisonment indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
94Birth event—birth during imprisonment indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
95Prison dischargee—living with child in prison indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
96Prison dischargee—culturally appropriate health care in prison frequency, always/sometimes/never code NConditional1
97Prison dischargee—Aboriginal community primary health consultation indicator, yes/no code NConditional1
98Prison dischargee—level of worry related to current imprisonment, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
99Prison dischargee—level of worry related to upcoming release, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
100Prison dischargee—level of worry related to family or relationships in the community, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
101Prison dischargee—level of worry related to relationships in prison, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
102Prison dischargee—level of worry related to mental health issues, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
103Prison dischargee—level of worry related to physical health issues, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
104Prison dischargee—level of worry related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
105Prison dischargee—level of worry related to other issues, a lot/a little/not at all code NMandatory1
106Prison dischargee—self-assessed mental health, self-assessed general level of health code NMandatory1
107Prison dischargee—self-assessed physical health, self-assessed general level of health code NMandatory1
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