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The Prison clinic contact DSS describes data on the visits by prisoners to the prison clinic during the National Prisoner Health Census reporting period.

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 #
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—transgender indicator, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—Indigenous status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1


Guide for use:

This DSS is a component of the Prisoner health DSS. The Prisoner health DSS describes data about public and private prisons operating in Australia. It includes data on prison entrants, prisoners who visit a prison clinic or take repeat medication while in custody, prison clinic services and prison clinic staffing levels.

In this DSS, a 'visit' is defined as a face-to-face consultation for which an entry is made in the health service record (other than for routine household-type treatments such as band-aids or paracetemol).


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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