Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017|
|DSS type:||Data Element Cluster|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone drug and alcohol services offer temporary, live-in accommodation for clients requiring substance use treatment and rehabilitation.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service residential/rehabilitation episodes of care cluster describes the number of episodes of residential/rehabilitation episodes of care provided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services.
The four data elements are used together to provide a count of residential treatment and/or rehabilitation episodes of care by the Indigenous status, age ranges and sex of clients.
Episodes of care for residential treatment/rehabilitation
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
An episode of care starts at admission into a residential treatment/rehabilitation program and ends at discharge from residential care.
An episode of care is not determined by the length of time spent in residential care. No matter how long the client stays in residential care it is only counted as one episode of care. If a client is discharged and later comes back into residential care, this is considered to be a separate episode of care.
If figures are not available for the full year, an estimate can be made based on a representative part of the year.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use service is required to provide numbers of male, female and total episodes of care for residential treatment/rehabilitation by Indigenous status and age group (0–18, 19–35 and 36 years and over), as detailed in the Scope, Episodes of care for residential treatment/rehabilitation table. The total Indigenous and non-Indigenous episodes of care may include unknown or not reported sex. Total sex may include unknown or not reported Indigenous status.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander standalone substance use services DSS Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017