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Chronic condition cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term627046
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 28/04/2016
DSS type:Help on this termData Element Cluster
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The Chronic condition cluster defines:

  • the number of prison entrants who have ever been told that they have either arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease or diabetes; and
  • the number of prison entrants who currently have at least one of the above listed chronic conditions.

Collection and usage attributes

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The Chronic condition cluster comprises three data elements which allow:

1. Data on the type of chronic condition to be combined with an indicator of whether the prison entrant has ever been told by a doctor or nurse that he or she has the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—specific chronic condition indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N.

2. Data on the type of chronic condition to be matched with an indicator of whether the person reports that they currently have the condition. This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Person—type of chronic condition, code N and Person—chronic condition indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code N.

This combination of the three data elements as shown above allows the following two items to be recorded:

  • the type of chronic condition the prison entrant reports ever having been told they have, and
  • whether the prison entrant reports that they currently have the chronic condition.
Collection methods:Help on this term

Information on chronic conditions is collected at the reception assessment on the National Prisoner Health Data Collection Prison Entrants form.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Chronic condition cluster Health, Superseded 28/04/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Prison entrants NBEDS Health, Standard 28/04/2016

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Seq No.Help on this termMetadata itemHelp on this term ObligationHelp on this term Max occursHelp on this term
1Person—specific chronic condition indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code NMandatory1
2Person—chronic condition indicator, prisoner health yes/no/unknown code NConditional1
3Person—type of chronic condition, code NConditional1
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