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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of service contacts
METeOR identifier:Help on this term494401
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 07/02/2013
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

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

Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNNNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term6
Unit of measure:Help on this termService contact

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The total number of mental health service contacts is reported by ambulatory mental health care service units to the Mental Health Establishments NMDS. The total should be a count of contacts at the service unit level, regardless of the registration status of the client.

Each patient or client attending a group contact should be counted individually. For example, ten consumers in a group contact equates to ten contacts.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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See also Mental health service contact Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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

Supersedes Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts, total NNNNNN Health, Superseded 07/02/2013

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

Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014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Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15 Health, Superseded 13/11/2014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Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015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 establishments NMDS 2018–19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

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Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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