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The Prisoners in custody repeat medications DSS describes data regarding all instances of prisoners in custody taking repeat medication.

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—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.

This DSS includes all prescribed medications administered on one day during the National Prisoner Health Census period and depot medications i.e. medications injected so absorption occurs over a prolonged period, whether or not they were administered on the census day. Routine household-type medications, such as paracetamol, taken on an as-needed basis are not included.


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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