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Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—other treatment type, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termOther treatment type for alcohol and other drugs
METeOR identifier:Help on this term700927
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

All other forms of treatment provided to the client in addition to the main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—other treatment type

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Withdrawal management (detoxification)
2Counselling
3Rehabilitation
4Pharmacotherapy
5Support and case management
6Information and education
88Other

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1     Withdrawal management (detoxification)

This code refers to any form of withdrawal management, including medicated and non-medicated, in any delivery setting.

CODE 2     Counselling

This code refers to any method of individual or group counselling directed towards identified problems with alcohol and/or other drug use or dependency. This code excludes counselling activity that is part of a rehabilitation program as defined in Code 3 (Rehabilitation).

CODE 3     Rehabilitation

This code refers to an intensive structured treatment program that can occur in residential or non-residential settings and integrates a range of services and therapeutic activities that may include counselling, behavioural treatment approaches, recreational activities, social and community living skills, group work and relapse prevention. Rehabilitation treatment can provide a high level of support (i.e. up to 24 hours a day) and tends towards a medium to longer-term duration.

Counselling that is included within an overall rehabilitation program should be coded to Code 3 for Rehabilitation, not to Code 2 as a separate treatment episode for counselling.

CODE 4     Pharmacotherapy

This code refers to pharmacotherapies that include those used as maintenance therapies (e.g. methadone or buprenorphine) and those used as relapse prevention (e.g. acamprosate, naltrexone or disulfiram).

Use Code 1 (Withdrawal management) where a pharmacotherapy is used solely for withdrawal. Note collection exclusions: excludes treatment episodes for clients who are on an opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance program and are not receiving any other form of treatment.

CODE 5     Support and case management

This code refers to when the type of treatment provided to the client is support and case management (e.g. treatment planning and monitoring, case conferences, advocacy, or facilitated referral).

CODE 6     Information and education

This code refers to when the type of treatment provided to the client is information and education (e.g. written information or a psycho-educational intervention).

CODE 88     Other

This codes refers to other treatment types not further defined such as art, equine or outdoor therapy.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

To be completed at cessation of treatment episode.

Only report treatment recorded in the client's file that is in addition to, and not a component of, the main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs. Treatment activity reported here is not necessarily for principal drug of concern in that it may be treatment for other drugs of concern.

More than one code may be selected.

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This field should be left blank if there are no other treatment types for the episode.

Comments:Help on this term

Information about treatment provided is of fundamental importance to service delivery and planning.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (other), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 20/02/2020

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021

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