Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Method of use for principal drug of concern|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 12/12/2018|
The client's self-reported usual method of administering the principal drug of concern, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern)|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Refers to eating or drinking as the method of administering the principal drug of concern.
Collect only for principal drug of concern.
To be collected on commencement of treatment with a service.
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
Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
All attributes +
Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standardisation pending 06/08/2019