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The total number of service contacts provided to individual patients or clients by an ambulatory mental health care service.


Data Element (this item)


This representation is based on the value domain for this data element, more information is available at " Total contacts NNNNNN ".
Data Type Number
Maximum character length 6


Guide for use:

The total number of mental health service contacts is reported by ambulatory mental health care service units to the Mental Health Establishments NMDS. The total should be a count of contacts at the service unit level, regardless of the registration status of the client.

Each patient or client attending a group contact should be counted individually. For example, ten consumers in a group contact equates to ten contacts.


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Use within a Question 0
As a numerator in an Indicator 0
As a denominator in an Indicator 0
As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0