Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs
METeOR identifier:704456
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

The main physical setting in which the type of treatment that is the principal focus of a client's alcohol and other drug treatment episode is actually delivered irrespective of whether or not this is the same as the usual location of the service provider, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting
METeOR identifier:269540
Registration status:Health, Standard 01/03/2005
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:

The main physical setting in which the type of treatment that is the principal focus of a client's alcohol and other drug treatment episode is actually delivered, irrespective of whether or not this is the same as the usual location of the service provider.

Context:

Alcohol and other drug treatment services. Required to identify the settings in which treatment is occurring, allowing for trends in treatment patterns to be monitored.

Object class:Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs
Property:Service delivery setting

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Alcohol and other drugs service delivery setting code N
METeOR identifier:704443
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

A code set representing the setting in which treatment for alcohol and other drugs occurs.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Non-residential treatment facility
2Residential treatment facility
3Home
4Outreach setting
8Other

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Only one code to be selected at the end of the alcohol and other drug treatment episode. Agencies should report the setting in which most of the main type of treatment was received by the client during the treatment episode.

CODE 1     Non-residential treatment facility

This code refers to any non-residential centre that provides alcohol and other drug treatment services, including hospital outpatient services and community health centres.

CODE 2     Residential treatment facility

This code refers to community-based settings in which clients reside either temporarily or long-term in a facility that is not their home or usual place of residence to receive alcohol and other drug treatment. This does not include ambulatory situations, but does include therapeutic community settings.

CODE 3     Home

This code refers to the client's own home or usual place of residence.

CODE 4     Outreach setting

This code refers to an outreach environment, excluding a client's home or usual place of residence, where treatment is provided. An outreach environment may be any public or private location that is not covered by Codes 1-3. Mobile/outreach alcohol and other drug treatment service providers would usually provide treatment within this setting (e.g. at a mutually agreed public space).

Data element attributes

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

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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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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