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
Scope:

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.

 

Comments:

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Supersedes Prisoner health discharge summary cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016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