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Specialised mental health service—number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term721826
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:Help on this term

The number of clients who received services provided by an ambulatory mental health care service unit.

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Object class:Specialised mental health service
Definition:Help on this termSpecialised mental health services are those with a primary function to provide treatment, rehabilitation or community health support targeted towards people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability. These activities are delivered from a service or facility that is readily identifiable as both specialised and serving a mental health care function.
Context:Help on this termHospitals and community mental health establishments and residential mental health establishments.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService/care event

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Guide for use:Help on this term

The concept of a specialised mental health service is not dependent on the inclusion of the service within the state or territory mental health budget.

A service is not defined as a specialised mental health service solely because its clients include people affected by a mental disorder or psychiatric disability.

The definition excludes specialist drug and alcohol services and services for people with intellectual disabilities, except where they are established to assist people affected by a mental disorder who also have drug and alcohol related disorders or intellectual disability.

These services can be a sub-unit of a hospital even where the hospital is not a specialised mental health establishment itself (e.g. designated psychiatric units and wards, outpatient clinics etc.).

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Property:Number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service
Definition:Help on this term

The number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service.

Property group:Help on this termService provision event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Supersedes Specialised mental health service—number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Specialised mental health service—number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service, total clients NNNNNN Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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