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Client—case management plan indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termCase management plan indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term689394
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
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Whether or not a current (at the time of recording) case management plan has been developed for the client, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Client—case management plan indicator

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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
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9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 9    Not stated/inadequately described

This code is not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

This metadata item would be collected either at an initial assessment or subsequent assessments of a person(s).

Due to the variety across community services as to what constitutes a case management plan, and whether it is considered to be developed, agreed to and implemented, it is up to individual collections to further clearly specify these aspects when collecting data for their individual purposes. This could include whether or not the plan is written.

An example of a question used by the Day Therapy Centre program (DTC) to establish whether a care plan has been developed for the client is:

Was a care plan developed for the person?

  • Yes
  • No

Individual collections may also have certain quality issues regarding case management plans that may be as important as whether or not one has been developed.


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A case management plan is a personal plan or a support agreement that usually has a statement of the person(s) problems or needs, some goals for the person(s) and strategies to achieve those goals. It is usually developed between the person and agency as a result of an assessment process.

The plan or agreement can relate to services provided by one agency or a number of agencies.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 2, 2000

Relational attributes

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See also Client—case management goal status, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Supersedes Client—case management plan indicator, yes/no code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 29/04/2006

See also Client—reason case management plan does not exist, code N Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

See also Client—reason case management plan does not exist, text A[A(49)] Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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