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Client—injecting drug use status, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termInjecting drug use status
METeOR identifier:Help on this term707379
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The client's use of injection as a method of administering drugs, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Client—injecting drug use status

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
1Last injected three months ago or less
2Last injected more than three months ago but less than or equal to twelve months ago
3Last injected more than twelve months ago
4Never injected
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Collection methods:Help on this term

To be collected on commencement of treatment with a service.

For clients whose treatment episode is related to the alcohol and other drug use of another person, this metadata item should not be collected.

Comments:Help on this term

This metadata item has been developed for use in clinical settings. A code that refers to a three-month period to define 'current' injecting drug use is required as a clinically relevant period of time.

The metadata item may also be used in population surveys that require a longer timeframe, for example to generate 12-month prevalence rates, by aggregating Codes 1 and 2. However, caution must be exercised when comparing clinical samples with population samples.

This metadata item is important for identifying patterns of drug use and harms associated with injecting drug use.

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Supersedes Client—injecting drug use status, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Injecting drug use status, version 2, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (15.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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