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Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term494399
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
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The number of service contacts provided to individual patients or clients by an ambulatory mental health care service.

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Object class:Specialised mental health service
Definition:Help on this termSpecialised mental health services are those with a primary function to provide treatment, rehabilitation or community health support targeted towards people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability. These activities are delivered from a service or facility that is readily identifiable as both specialised and serving a mental health care function.
Context:Help on this termHospitals and community mental health establishments and residential mental health establishments.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService/care event

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The concept of a specialised mental health service is not dependent on the inclusion of the service within the state or territory mental health budget.

A service is not defined as a specialised mental health service solely because its clients include people affected by a mental disorder or psychiatric disability.

The definition excludes specialist drug and alcohol services and services for people with intellectual disabilities, except where they are established to assist people affected by a mental disorder who also have drug and alcohol related disorders or intellectual disability.

These services can be a sub-unit of a hospital even where the hospital is not a specialised mental health establishment itself (e.g. designated psychiatric units and wards, outpatient clinics etc.).

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Property:Number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service
Definition:Help on this term

The number of service contacts provided to individual patients or clients by an ambulatory mental health care service.

Property group:Help on this termService provision event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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See also Mental health service contact Health, Standard 07/02/2013, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Mental health service contact Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Supersedes Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service, total contacts NNNNNN Health, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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