Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 28/04/2016|
|DSS type:||Data Set Specification (DSS)|
The Prisoners in custody prescription medications National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS) defines data regarding all instances of prisoners in custody taking prescription medication.
Collection and usage attributes
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This NBEDS is a component of the Prisoner health NBEDS. The Prisoner health NBEDS defines data about public and private prisons operating in Australia. It includes data on prison entrants, prisoners who visit a prison clinic or take prescription medication while in custody, prison clinic service, prison clinic staffing levels and prison dischargees.
This NBEDS includes all prescribed medications administered on one day during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period and depot medications; that is, medications injected so absorption occurs over a prolonged period, whether or not they were administered on the census day. Routine household-type medications, such as paracetamol, taken on an as-needed basis are not included.
Information on all prescribed medications administered to prisoners on a designated day in the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period is recorded on the Prisoners in Custody—Repeat Medications form by the treating health professional at the clinic visit. More than one medication category may be recorded.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Prisoners in custody repeat medications DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Prisoner health NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016