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Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSpecialised mental health service target population
METeOR identifier:Help on this term493010
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/01/2018
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 16/03/2016
Definition:Help on this term

The population group primarily targeted by a specialised mental health service, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—specialised mental health service target population group

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Child and adolescent
2Older person
3Forensic
4General
5Youth
Supplementary values:Help on this term
7Not applicable
9Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element is used to disaggregate data on beds, activity, expenditure and staffing for patients in mental health service units (see the Specialised mental health service organisation—service delivery setting, code N data element).

CODE 1     Child and adolescent

These services principally target children and young people under the age of 18 years. The classification of a service into this category requires recognition by the regional or central funding authority of the special focus of the service. These services may include a forensic component.

CODE 2     Older person

These services principally target people in the age group of 65 years and over. The classification of a service into this category requires recognition by the regional or central funding authority of the special focus of the service. These services may include a forensic component.

CODE 3     Forensic

Health services that provide services primarily for people whose health condition has led them to commit, or be suspected of, a criminal offence or make it likely that they will reoffend without adequate treatment or containment. This includes prison-based services, but excludes services that are primarily for children and adolescents and for older people even where they include a forensic component.

CODE 4     General

These services principally target the general adult population (aged 18–64 years) but may also provide services to children, adolescents or older people. These services are those services that cannot be described as specialist child and adolescent services, youth services or services for older people. It excludes forensic services.

CODE 5     Youth

These services principally target children and young people generally aged 16-24 years. The classification of a service into this category requires recognition by the regional or central funding authority of the special focus of the service. These services may include a forensic component.

The order of priority for coding is:

  • where the forensic services are for children/adolescents, youth or older persons these services should be coded to the category for that age group; and
  • where the forensic services are for adults these services should be coded to forensic.

CODE 7     Not applicable

The code is only for use to identify those components of specialised mental health service organisations not directly involved in the delivery of patient care services in the admitted patient, residential or ambulatory mental health care services, nor in the operations of those services.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Specialised mental health service organisation—service delivery setting, code N Health, Standard 07/02/2013, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—residential service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Specialised mental health service—residential service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] Health, Standard 07/12/2011, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Has been superseded by Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N Health, Standard 25/01/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Activity based funding: Mental health care DSS 2016-17 Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Superseded 28/02/2017

DSS specific attributes +

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Community mental health care NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Community mental health care NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Community mental health care NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Community mental health care NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Community mental health care NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2016-17 Health, Superseded 17/08/2017

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2017–18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Mental health seclusion and restraint NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

DSS specific attributes +

Your Experience of Service National Best Endeavours Data Set Health, Standard 25/01/2018

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