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Specialised mental health service—number of hours staffed, average hours N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSpecialised mental health service—hours staffed
METeOR identifier:Help on this term721992
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 16/01/2020
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The average number of hours per day during which a residential mental health service has appropriately trained staff employed on-site. Training may include formal qualifications and/or on the job training.

Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—number of hours staffed

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Representation class:Help on this termAverage
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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99Unknown/not stated/inadequately described
Unit of measure:Help on this termHour (h)

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Whole numbers of hours staffed (no decimals or fractions).

Valid numbers are 1 to 24.

The hours staffed provides a measure of service intensity for the reporting and analysis of staff, financial and activity data.

For residential mental health services, this refers to the number of hours per day during which appropriately trained staff (either with formal qualifications and/or on the job training) are employed on site, as their normal place of employment, within the service unit. It excludes periods where the service unit is only staffed by a resident sleepover staff member or any period where staff are present but not employed on site at the service unit.

Excludes ambulatory and admitted patient services.

Round to nearest whole hour.

Where the number of hours staffed varies by day, average the number of hours staffed over a week, including the weekend.

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Supersedes Specialised mental health service—number of hours staffed, average hours NN Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, ACT Health, Final 17/08/2018

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Mental health establishments NMDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

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