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Episode of mental health care—service provider setting origin, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health care service provider origin
METeOR identifier:Help on this term723162
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 17/01/2020
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The setting from which a service provider for a mental health episode of care originates, as represented by a code.

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This data element is used in the allocation of an episode of care to a branch of the Australian Mental Health Care Classification.

Data Element Concept:Episode of mental health care—service provider setting origin

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Admitted patient care
2Residential care
3Ambulatory care

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Where there are multiple service providers for an episode of care, the service setting of the primary service provider should be reported. This data item is reported at the episode level and is associated to the primary service provider for the episode.

CODE 1     Admitted patient care

The setting of the service provider is considered to provide admitted patient care. This includes hospitals and units located within hospitals, including non-specialised mental health services. Excludes hospital outpatient clinics.

CODE 2     Residential care

The setting of the service provider is considered to be a Residential mental health care service.

CODE 3     Ambulatory care

The setting of the service provider is considered to provide non-admitted ambulatory mental health care services. They include hospital outpatient clinics and non-hospital community mental health services, such as crisis or mobile assessment and treatment services, day programs, outreach services and consultation/liaison services (that are reported through the Community Mental Health Care National Minimum Data Set). This includes both specialised and non-specialised mental health services.

For further details, refer to the ABF MHC NBEDS 2019-20 Technical Specifications on the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority website.

Source and reference attributes

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Reference documents:Help on this term

IHPA (Independent Hospital Pricing Authority) 2018. ABF MHC NBEDS 2019-20 Technical Specifications for reporting. IHPA, Sydney. Viewed 27 September 2019, https://www.ihpa.gov.au/files/abf-mhc-nbeds-2019-20-technical-specifications-reportingpdf

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Episode of mental health care—service provider setting origin, code N Health, Superseded 17/01/2020

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Activity based funding: Mental health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 17/01/2020

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