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Mental health service contact—session type, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termMental health service contact session type
METeOR identifier:Help on this term737307
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 20/01/2021
Definition:Help on this term

Whether a service contact is provided for one or more patient(s)/client(s), as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Mental health service contact—session type

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
1Individual session
2Group session
Supplementary values:Help on this term
8Unknown

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

A service contact is regarded as an individual session where the service is provided for one patient/client with or without third party involvement. A service contact is considered to be a group session where the service is delivered at the same time to more than one client.

A service contact where care delivery is reviewed and the patient/client is absent, such as a case conference or multidisciplinary review, is regarded as an individual session.

A service contact is regarded as a group session where two or more patients/clients are participating in the service contact with or without third parties and the nature of the service would normally warrant dated entries in the clinical records of the patients/clients in question.

A service contact is also regarded as a group session where third parties for two or more patients/clients are participating in the service contact without the respective patients/clients being present and the nature of the service would normally warrant dated entries in the clinical records of the patients/clients in question.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Mental health service contact—session type, code N Health, Superseded 20/01/2021, ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

See also Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Superseded 17/12/2021

See also Service contact—group session indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 17/12/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Community mental health care NMDS 2021–22 Health, Standard 20/01/2021

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Community mental health care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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