Specialised mental health service—number of episodes with seclusion

Metadata item type:Data Element Concept
METeOR identifier:572990
Registration status:Health, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:The number of episodes with at least one seclusion event within the reference period for a specialised mental health service.

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Specialised mental health service
Definition:

Specialised 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:

Hospitals and community mental health establishments and residential mental health establishments.

Specialisation of:Service/care event

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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).

Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Number of episodes with seclusion
Definition:

A count of episodes with seclusion within the reference period.

Seclusion is the confinement of the consumer/patient at any time of the day or night alone in a room or area from which free exit is prevented.
Property group:Service provision event

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:

Specialised mental health service—number of episodes with seclusion, total episodes N[NNNN] Health, Standard 13/11/2014