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released: 25 Mar 2004 author: AIHW

Current until 25 March 2005. The purpose of this paper is to present findings of the review of the first year of collection of the National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCMHCD), which is supplied to the Australian Institute of Health andWelfare (AIHW) under the specifications of the National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) for Community Mental Health Care.

Cat. no. RWP 2; 104pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • List of tables 
  • List of figures 
  • Acknowledgments 
  • Abbreviations 
  • List of recommendations 
  • 1 Introduction
    • Purpose
    • Report structure
      • Background
      • NMDS for Community Mental Health Care
  • 2 Data receipt and checking 
  • 3 Coverage of establishments 
  • 4 Service contact definitions and coverage 
  • 5 Summary of 2000-01 data
    • NMDS data elements
      • Establishment identifier
      • Person identifier
      • Sex
      • Date of birth
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status
      • Mental health legal status
      • Principal diagnosis
      • Service contact date
    • Optional data elements for 2000-01
      • Area of usual residence
      • Country of birth
      • Marital status
      • Service contact-patient/client  present status
      • Service contact-group session status
  • 6 Implications for use of the database
    • Estimation of patient numbers: uniqueness of person identifier
    • Principal diagnosis
  • Appendix 1: Routine validation process proposed for NCMHCD 
  • Appendix 2: Establishments reporting data to the NCMHED and NCMHCD 
  • Appendix 3: Relationship between the NOCC and the Mental Health Care NMDSs 
  • Appendix 4: Review of individual data elements
    • Data Item Name: State identifier
    • Data Item Name: Establishment sector
    • Data Item Name: Region code
    • Data Item Name: Establishment number
    • Data Item Name: Person identifier
    • Data Item Name: Sex
    • Data Item Name: Date of birth
    • Data Item Name: Mental health legal status
    • Data Item Name: Principal diagnosis
    • Data Item Name: Service contact date
    • Data Item Name: Indigenous status
    • Optional Data Item: Country of birth
    • Optional Data Item: Area of usual residence
    • Optional Data Item: Marital status
    • Optional Data Item: Service contact-group session status
    • Optional Data Item: Service contact-patient/client present status
  • Appendix 5: Categorisation of principal diagnosis codes 
  • Glossary 
  • References 

Recommended citation

AIHW 2004. Community mental health care 2000-01: review of data collected under the National Minimum Data Set for community mental health care. Resources working paper no. 2. Cat. no. RWP 2. Canberra: AIHW.

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