These data elements are used in conjunction with each other to determine:
- the number of sentenced and remand prisoners that were released from a prison during the National Prisoner Health Census period and
- the number of sentenced and remand prisoners who have a health-related discharge summary on file at the time of their release.
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.
|Reference||Data Element||Data Type||Length||Inclusion||#|
|Person—legal status of prisoner, code N||-||-||mandatory||1|
Guide for use:
The Prisoner health discharge summary cluster combines the three data elements: Person—prisoner health discharge summary indicator, yes/no code N, Person—legal status of prisoner, code N and Establishment (prison)—number of prisoners released, number N[NN] to describe the number and type of prisoners who have a discharge summary on file when they are released from prison.
The Prisoner health discharge summary cluster describes the following information:
|Detention status||Discharge summary indicator||Number|
(a) Remand prisoners are persons who have been placed in custody while awaiting the outcome of a court hearing.
(b) Sentenced prisoners are those persons who have received a term of imprisonment from a court. This includes offenders who have been given an indeterminate sentence or custodial order, for example, forensic patients, or those who have received a life sentence.
Note: The number of prisoners who were released from a prison during the National Prisoner Health Census period does not include transfers to other prisons.
|As a numerator in an Indicator||0|
|As a denominator in an Indicator||0|
|As a disaggregation in an Indicator||0|