Table of contents

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  • 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