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Mental health care phase code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termValue Domain
METeOR identifier:Help on this term640410
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 17/12/2021
Definition:Help on this term

A code set describing the phases of mental health care.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Acute
2Functional gain
3Intensive extended
4Consolidating gain
5Assessment only
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

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The primary goal of care that is reflected in the patient's mental health treatment plan.

It reflects a prospective assessment of the primary goal of care at the time of collection, rather than a retrospective assessment.

CODE 1   Acute

The primary goal of care is the short term reduction in severity of symptoms and/or personal distress associated with the recent onset or exacerbation of a psychiatric disorder.

CODE 2   Functional gain

The primary goal of care is to improve personal, social or occupational functioning or promote psychosocial adaptation in a patient with impairment arising from a psychiatric disorder.

CODE 3   Intensive extended

The primary goal of care is prevention or minimisation of further deterioration, and reduction of risk of harm in a patient who has a stable pattern of severe symptoms, frequent relapses or severe inability to function independently and is judged to require care over an indefinite period.

CODE 4   Consolidating gain

The primary goal of care is to maintain the level of functioning, or improving functioning during a period of recovery, minimise deterioration or prevent relapse where the patient has stabilised and functions relatively independently. Consolidating gain may also be known as maintenance.

CODE 5   Assessment only

The primary goal of care is to obtain information, including collateral information where possible, in order to determine the intervention/treatment needs and to arrange for this to occur (includes brief history, risk assessment, referral to treating team or other service).

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority 2016. Mental Health Phase of Care Guide. Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Sydney. Viewed 7 September 2016,

https://www.ihpa.gov.au/publications/mental-health-phase-care-guide

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Mental health care phase code N Health, Standard 17/12/2021

Supersedes Mental health care phase code N Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014

Data elements implementing this value domain:Help on this term

Episode of care—mental health care phase, code N Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

Episode of care—mental health phase of care, code N Health, Superseded 23/12/2020

Episode of care—mental health phase of care, code N Health, Superseded 17/12/2021

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