Prisoners in custody prescription medications NBEDS

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:618258
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

Guide for use:

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.

Collection methods:

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

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Prisoners in custody repeat medications DSS Health, Superseded 28/04/2016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

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]Mandatory1
2Person—letters of given and family name, text XXXXXMandatory1
3Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYYMandatory1
4Person—sex, code NMandatory1
5Person—transgender indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code NMandatory1
6Person—Indigenous status, code NMandatory1
7Person—medication type, medication type (ATC/DDD) code A[{NN}AA{NN}]Mandatory26
8Person—medication type, text [X(40)]Conditional3