Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUrgency of requested assistance
METeOR identifier:Help on this term692140
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The time period within which a person requires the assistance which has been requested, as represented by a code.

Context:Help on this term

Provides an indication of the urgency of need for people requesting services.

Data Element Concept:Person—urgency of requested assistance

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Within 24 hours
2Between 24 and 48 hours
3In 3-4 days
4In 5-6 days
5In 7-14 days
6In more than two weeks
7Don't know/not sure
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If a person does not know or is not sure as to when they may need assistance select the code 7 'Don't know/unsure'.

Immediately is covered in code 1 'Within 24 hours'.

Collection methods:Help on this term

The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:

'How long is it until you need assistance from this agency?'

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person—urgency of requested assistance, time period code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 17/11/2010

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

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

DSS specific attributes +
My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term