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Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMethod of use for principal drug of concern
METeOR identifier:Help on this term707395
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The client's self-reported usual method of administering the principal drug of concern, as represented by a code.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term707393
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The client's usual method of administering the principal drug of concern as stated by the client.

Context:Help on this term

Alcohol and other drug treatment services

Object class:Help on this termClient
Property:Help on this termMethod of drug use

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Method of drug use code N
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270699
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this termA code set representing the method of drug use.

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
1Ingests
2Smokes
3Injects
4Sniffs (powder)
5Inhales (vapour)
6Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE     1

Refers to eating or drinking as the method of administering the principal drug of concern.

Collection methods:Help on this term

Collect only for principal drug of concern.

To be collected on commencement of treatment with a service.

Comments:Help on this term

Identification of drug use methods is important for minimising specific harms associated with drug use, and is consequently of value for informing treatment approaches.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Method of use for principal drug of concern, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

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

DSS specific attributes +

Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 06/08/2019

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