Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 28/04/2016|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
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
|Guide for use:|
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.
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Prison dischargee NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016