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Episode of mental health care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termEpisode of mental health care start date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term680898
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 17/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which an episode of mental health care formally or statistically commences, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

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Data element concept:Episode of mental health care—episode start date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term653740
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 17/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which an episode of mental health care formally or statistically commences.

Context:Help on this term

Specialised and non-specialised mental health care services for the purposes of activity based funding reporting.

Object class:Help on this termEpisode of mental health care
Property:Help on this termEpisode start date

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Date DDMMYYYY
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270566
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Standard 01/03/2005
Health, Standard 01/03/2005
Early Childhood, Standard 21/05/2010
Homelessness, Standard 23/08/2010
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 31/08/2016
WA Health, Endorsed 06/03/2014
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 31/10/2012
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Disability, Standard 07/10/2014
Children and Families, Standard 22/11/2016
Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
ACT Health, Final 19/07/2018
Commonwealth Department of Social Services (retired), Not progressed 15/04/2019
Definition:Help on this termThe day of a particular month and year.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

The definition of a start date on which an episode of care commences may differ between settings. Therefore, for the purposes of activity based funding reporting the following definitions apply:

Admitted episodes refer to the period of care provided to a consumer who is admitted for care to a specialised psychiatric inpatient service or to a general public hospital for the purposes of receiving mental health care (i.e. the consumer would have a mental health care type). The period of care is commenced when the consumer has an admission and ceases with a separation. The admission and/or separation may be formal or statistical.

Ambulatory episodes refer to the care provided to consumers in a non-admitted setting and which does not take place in an admitted or residential setting. The service providing the care may be a specialised community-based ambulatory mental health service or it may be a non-specialised non-admitted public hospital service. The commencement of an ambulatory episode will occur in conjunction with a service contact, that may have been triggered by a new referral to community care or, if the consumer has previously been treated by the ambulatory team, the recommencement of care for a specified purpose or goal.

Residential episodes refer to the period of care provided to a consumer who is admitted for care to a specialised community-based residential service. This period of care commences with an admission, and ceases with a separation. An episode reference period may be submitted when an episode continues for more than one financial year.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The values for this data element can be derived from existing data collections in the following circumstances:

Admitted patients - Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY 

Residential patients - Episode of residential care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY.

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See also Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Archived 17/06/2020, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015, National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Episode of admitted patient care—admission date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 06/09/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 17/06/2020

Has been superseded by Episode of mental health care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 17/01/2020

Supersedes Episode of mental health care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

See also Episode of residential care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

See also Episode of residential care—episode start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

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Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2019-20 Health, Superseded 17/01/2020

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