Prisoner health discharge summary cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:624391
Registration status:Health, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Data Element Cluster

The Prisoner health discharge summary cluster defines the number of sentenced and remand prisoners that were released from a prison during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period and who have a health-related discharge summary on file at the time of their release.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The Prisoner health discharge summary cluster combines three data elements to define the number and type of prisoners who have a discharge summary on file when they are released from prison. The data elements include: Person—prisoner health discharge summary indicator, yes/no code N, Person—legal status of prisoner, code N and Prison—number of prisoners released, number N[NN]. The cluster provides the following information:

Detention status Discharge summary indicator Number
Remand(a) Yes N[NN]
Remand No N{NN]
Sentenced(b) Yes N[NN]
Sentenced No N[NN]

 (a) Remand prisoners are persons who have been placed in custody while awaiting the outcome of a court hearing.

(b) Sentenced prisoners are those persons who have received a term of imprisonment from a court. This includes offenders who have been given an indeterminate sentence or custodial order, for example, forensic patients, or those who have received a life sentence.

Note: The number of prisoners who were released from a prison during the National Prisoner Health Data Collection period does not include transfers to other prisons.



The Prisoner health discharge summary cluster is included in the Prisoner Health NBEDS as the National Prisoner Health Indicators include the indicator: Proportion of prisoners who had a health-related discharge summary in place at time of their release.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Prisoner health discharge summary cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prison establishments NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
1Prison—number of prisoners released, number N[NN]Mandatory1
-Person—legal status of prisoner, detention status code NMandatory1
-Person—prisoner health discharge summary indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1