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Definition

This metadata set is nationally mandated for collection and reporting.

Publicly funded government and non-government agencies providing alcohol and/or drug treatment services. Including 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 National Minimum Data Set 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.

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


Data Elements

Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
Client—injecting drug use status, code N Number 1 conditional 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—cessation reason, code N[N] Number 2 mandatory 1
Client—method of drug use (principal drug of concern), code N Number 1 conditional 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—client type, code N - - mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (other), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNN String 4 conditional 4
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—drug of concern (principal), code (ASCDC 2000 extended) NNNN String 4 conditional 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—referral source, code NN String 2 mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—service delivery setting, code N - - mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment cessation date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

The date must be later than or the same as the treatment commencement date for the episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs.

- - mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment commencement date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

The date must be earlier than or the same as the treatment cessation date for the episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs.

Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (main), code N - - mandatory 1
Episode of treatment for alcohol and other drugs—treatment type (other), code N - - mandatory 4
Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 1998) NNNN - - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

This field must not be null.

National Minimum Data Sets:

For the provision of State and Territory hospital data to Commonwealth agencies this field must:

  • be less than or equal to Admission date, Date patient presents or Service contact date
  • be consistent with diagnoses and procedure codes, for records to be grouped.
Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—preferred language, code NN - - mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Service delivery outlet—geographic location, code (ASGC 2004) NNNNN - - mandatory 1

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Relation Count
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0