Establishment—accrued mental health care days, total N[N(7)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Accrued mental health care days|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 16/01/2020|
The total number of accrued mental health care days provided by admitted patient care services and residential mental health care services.
|Data Element Concept:||Establishment—accrued mental health care days|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The days to be counted are only those days occurring within the reference period, i.e. from 1 July to the following 30 June for the relevant period, even if the patient/resident was admitted prior to the reference period or discharged after the reference period.
A day is measured from midnight to 2359 hours.
The following basic rules are used to calculate the number of accrued mental health care days:
The following additional rules cover special circumstances and in such cases, override the basic rules:
When calculating accrued mental health care days for the reference period:
Examples of mental health care day counting for a reference period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005:
Patient/resident A was admitted to hospital on 4 June 2004 and separated on 6 July 2004. If no leave or transfer occurred counting starts on 1 July. Count would be 5 days as day of discharge is not counted.
Patient/resident B was admitted to hospital on 1 August 2004 and separated on 8 August 2004. If no leave or transfer occurred counting starts on 1 August. Count would be 7 days as day of discharge is not counted.
Patient/resident C was admitted to hospital on 1 June 2005 and separated on 6 July 2005. If no leave or transfer occurred counting starts on 1 June. Count would be 30 days as patient/resident was not discharged on 30 June, so every day up to and including 30 June would be counted.
Patient/resident D was admitted to hospital on 1 August 2003 and has remained continuously in hospital to the present time. If no leave or transfer occurred counting starts on 1 July 2004 and concludes on 30 June 2005. Count would be 365 days as there is no day of discharge.
To be reported for admitted patient care services, including services that are staffed for less than 24 hours, and non-government organisation services where included.
NOTE: These data need to be disaggregated by Specialised mental health service setting (excluding Ambulatory care settings). For admitted patient care settings these counts also need to be disaggregated by Specialised mental health service program type and Specialised mental health service target population.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Establishment—accrued mental health care days, total N[N(7)] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 14/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020