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Service type outlet—number of service operation days, total N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termService operation days
METeOR identifier:Help on this term497592
Registration status:Help on this termDisability, Superseded 15/12/2017
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013 [Non DictionaryHelp on this term]
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The number of days that a service type outlet is usually open to provide services.

Data Element Concept:Service type outlet—number of service operation days

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
90No regular pattern of operation through a week
99Not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termDay

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Record whole numbers only rounded up to the nearest whole day, for the total number of days per week on which the service type outlet provides any service to service users.

A service type outlet is considered to be operating whenever service is provided to service users (for example, if a service type outlet is open for 4 days per week for service provision to service users, and 1 day per week for management/administration then the service type outlet should indicate that it operates 4 days per week).

The service must be provided by the service type outlet but not necessarily from its physical setting. For example 'own home respite' that is arranged by a service type outlet to occur on a particular day on which the office of that service type outlet is not open still counts as a day of operation for that service type outlet .

When a service type outlet is available for service users on a day but does not provide services to service users on that day it should still be counted as a day of operation. For example, a service type outlet may be open for service, such as an advocacy service, but no service users are seen.

Services which have no regular weekly pattern of operation should record code 90 'no regular pattern of operation through a week'. This includes, for example, cases where a service will be made available to a service user after hours only upon request (for example, through staff on call).

Collection methods:Help on this term

This data element should be reported for all service type outlets.

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

Has been superseded by Service type outlet—number of service operation days, total N[N] Disability, Standard 15/12/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Disability Services NMDS 2015–16 Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016

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Disability Services NMDS 2016–17 Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017

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Disability services provider details cluster Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013

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Disability services provider details cluster Disability, Standard 13/08/2015

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