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Definition

This NMDS includes data about service contacts provided by specialised mental health services for patients/clients, other than those admitted to psychiatric hospitals or designated psychiatric units in acute care hospitals, and those resident in 24 hour staffed specialised residential mental health services. 

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 #
Episode of care—mental health legal status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Episode of care—principal diagnosis, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]}
Specific Information:

Codes can be used from ICD-10-AM or from The ICD-10-AM Mental Health Manual: An Integrated Classification and Diagnostic Tool for Community-Based Mental Health Services, published by the National Centre for Classification in Health.

- - mandatory 1
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Establishment—region identifier, X[X] - - mandatory 1
Establishment—region name, text XXX[X(57)]
Specific Information:
Mental health data collections are hierarchical in nature. An identical reporting structure, including region name, should be common between all mental health collections, including the Mental Health Establishments (MHE), Community Mental Health Care (CMHC) and Residential Mental Health Care (RMHC) NMDS's, the Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix collection and any future mental health collections.
String 60 mandatory 1
Establishment—sector, code N - - mandatory 1
Establishment—service unit cluster identifier, XXXXX String 5 mandatory 1
Establishment—service unit cluster name, text XXX[X(97)] String 100 mandatory 1
Mental health service contact—patient/client participation indicator, yes/no code N Boolean 1 mandatory 1
Mental health service contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY
Specific Information:

Collection of the date of each service contact with health service providers allows a description or profile of service utilisation by a person or persons during an episode of care.

The National Health Data Committee acknowledges that information about group sessions or activities that do not result in a dated entry being made in each individual participant's patient/client record is not obtained from the data collected from this metadata item.

Date/Time 8 mandatory 1
Mental health service contact—service contact duration, total minutes NNN Number 3 mandatory 1
Mental health service contact—session type, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9) String 9 mandatory 1
Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN Number 4 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—marital status, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Person—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)] - - mandatory 1
Person—sex, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation identifier, XXXX String 4 mandatory 1
Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation name, text XXX[X(97)] String 100 mandatory 1
Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXX String 6 mandatory 1
Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)] String 100 mandatory 1
Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N String 1 mandatory 1

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As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0