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Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFirst service contact date
METeOR identifier:Help on this term692122
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The date on which the agency provides the first service to the client, expressed as DDMMYYYY.

Data Element Concept:Service event—first service contact 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

Due to the considerable variation in the types of services provided in the community services sector, it is not possible at this stage to define in generic terms what will constitute the first service contact date.

Collection methods:Help on this term

For each separate service episode a separate 'Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY' should be recorded.

Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item is used in calculation of measures of periods of support and duration of assistance.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Service event—first service contact date, DDMMYYYY Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 01/03/2005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