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Health service non-utilisation reason cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term482518
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Health service non-utilisation reason cluster defines the reason for non-utilisation of health services in the community and in prison by prison entrants in the last 12 months; and provides a greater understanding of the health seeking behaviours of prison entrants.

Collection and usage attributes

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The Health service non-utilisation reason cluster comprises three data elements that in combination provide information on a prison entrant's health seeking behaviours in the community and prison. The data elements include: Prison entrant—service provider needed but not utilised indicator, yes/no code N; Prison entrant—reason for non-utilisation of health service, code NN and Health service event—prisoner location when service provider was needed, but not utilised, prisoner location code N.

The Health service non-utilisation reason cluster defines the following information:

Reason for non-utilisation of health service Location of prisoner:
Community

Location of prisoner: Prison

Cost Y/N Y/N
Cultural/language/discrimination/gender Y/N Y/N
Felt at the time I didn't need/want to/couldn't be bothered Y/N Y/N
Transport/distance Y/N Y/N
Waiting time too long or not available at time required Y/N Y/N
Not available in area Y/N Y/N
Too busy (including work, personal, family responsibilities) Y/N Y/N
Legal issues (police custody, court, watchouse) Y/N Y/N
Affected by alcohol or other drugs (including from prescribed drugs) Y/N Y/N
Unable to access at time required (lock down) Y/N Y/N
Other Y/N Y/N

 

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Information on health service non-utilisation reason is provided at the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Entrants form. Only prison entrants who have been in prison in the last 12 months may provide responses to the 'Prison' category.

Implementation start date:Help on this term18/05/2012

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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1Prison entrant—service provider needed but not utilised indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
2Prison entrant—reason for non-utilisation of health service, code NNConditional11
3Health service event—prisoner location when service provider was needed, but not utilised, prisoner location code NConditional22
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