Prison clinic contact NBEDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:482314
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Data Set Specification (DSS)

The Prison clinic contact National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) defines visits by prisoners to the prison clinic during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:

The two statistical units in this data set are the Health Service Event and the Person.

In the Prison clinic contact NBEDS person refers to the prisoner attending the prison clinic.

Guide for use:

The Prison clinic contact NBEDS is a component of the Prisoner health NBEDS. The Prisoner health NBEDS defines data about public and private prisons operating in Australia. It includes data on prison entrants, prison dischargees, prisoners who visit a prison clinic or take prescribed medication while in custody, prison clinic services and prison clinic staffing levels.

In this NBEDS, a 'visit' is defined as a face-to-face consultation for which an entry is made in the health service record (other than for routine household-type treatments such as band-aids or paracetemol).

Collection methods:

Information on clinic visits is provided by the treating health professional at the clinic using the Prisoners in Custody—Clinic form. One form is to be completed for each clinic contact.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Prison clinic contact DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prisoner health NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
2Person—letters of given and family name, text XXXXXMandatory1
3Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Person—sex, code NMandatory1
5Person—transgender indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code NMandatory1
6Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
7Health service event—prison health clinic visit initiator, code NMandatory1
8Person—reason for health clinic attendance, code NNMandatory23
9Health service event—type of service provider consulted, occupation code (ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.2) N[NNN]{NN}Mandatory12
10Health service event—prison health clinic services provided, code NMandatory3
11Health service event—method of prison health clinic consultation, delivery mode code NMandatory1