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Prison dischargee—type of health service professional referred to, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termType of health service professional referred to in prison
METeOR identifier:Help on this term614505
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 19/10/2015
Definition:Help on this term

The type of health service professional a prison dischargee is referred to or an appointment is made for while in prison, during their most recent imprisonment, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Prison dischargee—type of health service professional referred to

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First edition, 2006
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Medical practitioner (Doctor/GP)
2Nurse
3Drug and alcohol worker
4Indigenous Health Worker
5Dental practitioner
6Psychologist
7Psychiatrist
8Social worker/welfare officer
9Mental health nurse/team
10Physiotherapist
11Radiologist
12Other

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1

A Medical Practitioner (GP) diagnoses, treats and prevents human physical and mental disorders and injuries. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 253111 (Generalist Medical Practitioners) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 2

Nurse (Registered)

Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.

This permissible value maps to unit group 2544 (Registered Nurses) of the ANZSCO classification scheme. Mental Health nurses are exlcuded from this code.

Nurse (Enrolled)

Provides nursing care to patients in a variety of health, aged care, welfare and community settings under the supervision of Registered Nurses. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 411411 (Enrolled nurse) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 3

A Drug and alcohol counsellor provides support and treatment for people with drug and alcohol dependency problems, develops strategies which assist them to set goals and affect and maintain change, and provides community education.

This permissible value maps to occupation 272112 (Drug and Alcohol Counsellor) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 4

Indigneous Health Workers liaise with patients, clients, visitors to hospitals and other medical facilities and staff at health clinics, and works as a team member to arrange, coordinate and provide health care delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health clinics. Registration or licensing may be required.

This permissible value maps to unit group 4115 (Indigenous Health Worker) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 5

Dental practitioners diagnose and treat dental disease, restore normal oral function using a broad range of treatments, such as surgery and other specialist techniques, and advise on oral health. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to unit group 2523 (Dental practitioners) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 6

Psychologists investigate, assess and provide treatment and counselling to foster optimal personal, social, educational and occupational adjustment and development.

This permissible value maps to unit group 2723 of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 7

Psychiatrists diagnose, assess, treat and prevent human mental, emotional and behavioural disorders. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 253411 (Psychiatrists) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 8

Social workers assess the social needs of individuals, families and groups, assists and empower people to develop and use the skills and resources needed to resolve social and other problems, and further human wellbeing and human rights, social justice and social development. Registration or licensing may be required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 272511 (Social Worker) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

Welfare Workers assist individuals, families and groups with social, emotional or financial difficulties to improve quality of life, by educating and supporting them and working towards change in their social environment.

This permissible value maps to occupation 272613 (Welfare Worker) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 9

Mental Health Nurses provide nursing care to patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 254422 (Registered Nurse - Mental Health) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 10

Physiotherapists assess, treat and prevents disorders in human movement caused by injury or disease. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 252511 (Physiotherapist) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 11

Radiologists provide diagnostic medical services, and medical care and management of patients utilising radiant energy techniques such as general radiography, angiography, fluoroscopy, mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine and bone densitometry. Registration or licensing is required.

This permissible value maps to occupation 253916 (Radiologist) of the ANZSCO classification scheme.

CODE 12

This code includes any other service providers not classifiable into the above categories.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Information on the type of health professional seen at clinic visits is provided by the treating health professional at the clinic visitation on the National Prisoner Health Census Clinic form.

Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item is included in the Prisoner Health Data Set Specification as the National Prisoner Health Indicators include the indicator: Proportion of clinic visits by medical practitioner type.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006. Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Cat no. 1220.0 Canberra: ABS. Viewed 13 March 2007.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Referral or appointment relates to a follow up appointment where the prisoner’s health needs/issues are addressed, that is arranged while the prisoner is still in custody.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Has been superseded by Prison dischargee—type of health-care professional referred to, code N[NN] Health, Candidate 30/05/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison dischargee DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

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