Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Treatment delivery setting for alcohol and other drugs|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
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:||Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
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
Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
|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Supersedes Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Superseded 20/02/2020
Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21 Health, Superseded 05/02/2021
Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 05/02/2021
Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2022–23 Health, Candidate 12/10/2021