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Ambulatory mental health care service

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term699980
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

A specialised mental health service that provides services to people who are not currently admitted to a mental health admitted or residential service. Services are delivered by health professionals with specialist mental health qualifications or training. Ambulatory mental health services include:

  • community-based crisis assessment and treatment teams
  • day programs
  • mental health outpatient clinics provided by either hospital or community-based services
  • child and adolescent outpatient and community teams
  • social and living skills programs
  • psychogeriatric assessment services
  • hospital-based consultation-liaison and in-reach services to admitted patients in non-psychiatric and hospital emergency settings
  • same day admitted patient mental health care services
  • home based treatment services
  • hospital based outreach services.

 

Context:Help on this term

Specialised ambulatory mental health services.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Same day admitted patient mental health care services are in scope for the Mental Health Establishments NMDS. Same day admitted patient separations are out of scope for the Community Mental Health Care NMDS. Same day admitted patient separations are reported to the Admitted Patient Care NMDS.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Ambulatory mental health care service Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standardisation pending 23/11/2015, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Metadata items which use this glossary item:Help on this term

Community mental health care NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Mental health consumer experience of service, 2018 Health, Candidate 10/04/2019

Mental health establishments NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXX Health, Standard 12/12/2018

Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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