Reason for non-utilisation of health service code NN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 28/04/2016|
A code set representing the reason for not using a health service when it was needed.
|Maximum character length:||2|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Reason for non-utilisation of health service code NN Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Prison entrant—reason for non-utilisation of health service, code NN Health, Standard 28/04/2016