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Alcohol and other drug treatment services NBEDS 2022–23

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Set Specification
METeOR identifier:Help on this term750307
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021
DSS type:Help on this termData Set Specification (DSS)
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The Alcohol and other drug treatment services national best endeavours data set (NBEDS) collects and reports data nationally on a best endeavours basis.

The NBEDS covers: Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. This includes community-based ambulatory services and outpatient services.

The following services are currently not included in the coverage:

  • services based in prisons and other correctional institutions;
  • agencies that provide primarily accommodation or overnight stays such as 'sobering-up shelters' and 'half-way houses';
  • agencies that provide services concerned primarily with health promotion;
  • needle and syringe programs;
  • agencies whose sole function is to provide prescribing and/or dosing of methadone; and
  • acute care and psychiatric hospitals, or alcohol and drug treatment units that report to the Admitted patient care NMDS and do not provide treatment to non-admitted patients.

Clients who are on a methadone maintenance program may be included in the collection where they also receive other types of treatment.

Collection and usage attributes

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Completed treatment episodes for clients who participate in a treatment type as specified in the data element Main treatment type for alcohol and other drugs.

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Jurisdictional reporting requirements

Data to be reported in each agency on completed treatment episode and then forwarded to state/territory authorities for collation.

National reporting requirements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:Help on this term01/07/2022
Implementation end date:Help on this term30/06/2023
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Interaction with the Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS.

The Alcohol and other drug treatment services NBEDS and NMDS work together to collect data on completed treatment episodes for clients who participate in a treatment type as specified in the data element Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—main treatment type, code N[N].

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this National best endeavours set are included here.

Cessation of treatment episode for alcohol and other drugs

Source and reference attributes

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National Health Information Group

Relational attributes

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See also Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 22/10/2021

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-Alcohol and other drug treatment services NMDS 2022–23Mandatory0
-Person—gender, code XMandatory1
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