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Service event—assistance request date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAssistance request date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term692109
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which assistance from an agency is requested, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

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Service provision and planning:

This item can be useful for measuring the immediacy of response times and the responsiveness to people’s requests for assistance (in conjunction with the date the assistance commenced and the reason assistance was requested). It also has important uses in measuring actual assistance provided and unmet demand.

Data Element Concept:Service event—assistance request date

Value domain attributes

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

This metadata item should always be recorded as an 8-digit valid date comprising day, month and year. Year should always be recorded in its full 4-digit format. For days and months with a numeric value of less than 10, zeros should be used to ensure that the date contains the required 8 digits. For example if a person requested assistance from an agency on 1 July 2000 the Date assistance requested should be recorded as 01072000 as specified in the representational layout.

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This item should be collected on the date on which a person(s) made the initial request for assistance. The person(s) requesting assistance need not necessarily be a client as a request does not necessarily result in provision of a service.

May be collected for individual types of assistance or service requested.

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A request does not necessarily result in provision of a service.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Supported Accommodation Assistance Program (SAAP) National Data Collection Agency 2001. National Data Collection Data Dictionary. Version 2. Unpublished

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service event—assistance request date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

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