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Reason for non-utilisation of health service code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term482510
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
Definition:Help on this term

A code set representing the reason for not using a health service when it was needed.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
01Cost
02Cultural/language/discrimination/gender
03Felt at the time I didn't need/want to/couldn't be bothered
04Transport/distance
05Waiting time too long or not available at time required
06Not available in area
07Too busy (including work, personal, family responsibilities)
08Legal issues (police custody, court, watchouse)
09Affected by alcohol or other drugs (including from prescribed drugs)
10Unable to access at time required (lock down)
11Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
98Unknown

Collection and usage attributes

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More than one reason may be selected.

CODE 01   Cost

Includes all cases where a health service was not sought because it was likely to be unaffordable.

CODE 02   Cultural/language/discrimination/gender

Includes all cases of perceived discrimination at a health service, on the basis of factors such as age, sex, disability, religion or culture, and cases where a health service was not sought because of a perceived lack of cultural consideration (for example, lack of appropriate interpreter services), or no service provider of similar cultural background available.

CODE 03  Felt at the time I didn't need/want to/couldn't be bothered

Includes cases where a health service was not sought because a person either felt that seeking a health service was unnecessary, a person did not want to seek a health service, or a person lacked motivation to seek a health service.

CODE 04   Transport/distance

Includes cases where a health service was not sought either due to lack of available transport to attend the service or the distance required to attend a health service was perceived as being too great.

CODE 05   Waiting time too long or not available at time required

Includes cases where the waiting time for a health service (either expected or actual) was too long, or the health service was not available at the required time.

CODE 06   Not available in area

Includes cases where a health service was not available in the person’s location for example, local community area, prison and so forth.

CODE 07   Too busy

Includes cases where the person was too busy to seek a health service for example, work, personal or family responsibilities.

CODE 08   Legal issues (police custody, court, watchouse)

Includes cases where the person did not seek a health service for legal reasons for example fear of likely arrest, actual arrest, appearance in court or being in custody.

CODE 09   Affected by alcohol or other drugs (including from prescribed drugs)

Includes cases where the person did not seek a health service because they were intoxicated as a result of drug use, alcohol consumption or other causes.

CODE 10   Unable to access at time required (lock down)

Includes cases where the person was unable to attend the health service at the time required because of restrictions.

CODE 11   Other

Includes all reasons not elsewhere included.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Reason for non-utilisation of health service code NN Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Prison entrant—reason for non-utilisation of health service, code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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