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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Method of use for principal drug of concern
METeOR identifier:707395
Registration status:Health, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:

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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Number
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Ingests
2Smokes
3Injects
4Sniffs (powder)
5Inhales (vapour)
6Other
Supplementary values:
9Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE     1

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

Collection methods:

Collect only for principal drug of concern.

To be collected on commencement of treatment with a service.

Comments:

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:

Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs National Minimum Data Set Working Group

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018, Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

Supersedes Method of use for principal drug of concern, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.7 KB)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

DSS specific attributes +