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Person—formally diagnosed mental health condition indicator, yes/no/don't know/can't remember code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFormally diagnosed mental health condition indicator
Synonymous names:Help on this termMental health indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term690509
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
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An indicator of whether a person has been diagnosed with a mental health condition by a doctor, nurse or other relevant health professional, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—formally diagnosed mental health condition indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No
3Don't know/can't remember
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Health professionals who may diagnose a mental health condition include:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • General practitioners
  • Mental health registered nurses.
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The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question: 'Have you ever been diagnosed as having a mental health condition by a health professional? e.g. psychologist, psychiatrist, doctor, nurse.'

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Supersedes Person—formally diagnosed mental health condition indicator, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018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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