National mental health information priorities 2nd edition

Appendix A: Elements of the National Minimum Data Sets for Mental Health

Page last updated: June 2005

National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care
National Minimum Data Set for Community Mental Health Care
National Minimum Data Set for Residential Mental Health Care

National Minimum Data Set for Admitted Patient Mental Health Care

Data elements

  • Additional diagnosis
  • Admission date
  • Area of usual residence
  • Care type
  • Country of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Diagnosis related group
  • Employment status – acute hospital and private psychiatric hospital admissions
  • Employment status – public psychiatric hospital admissions
  • Establishment identifier
  • Indigenous status
  • Intended length of hospital stay
  • Major diagnostic category
  • Marital status
  • Mental health legal status
  • Mode of separation
  • Person identifier
  • Person identifier type – health care
  • Principal diagnosis
  • Referral to further care (psychiatric patients)
  • Separation date
  • Sex
  • Source of referral to public psychiatric hospital
  • Total leave days
  • Total psychiatric care days
  • Type of accommodation
  • Type of usual accommodation
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Supporting data elements and data element concepts

  • Acute care episode for admitted patients
  • Admission
  • Admitted patient
  • Diagnosis
  • Episode of care
  • Establishment number
  • Establishment sector
  • Hospital
  • Patient
  • Region code
  • Separation
  • State/Territory identifier

National Minimum Data Set for Community Mental Health Care

Data elements

  • Area of usual residence
  • Country of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Establishment identifier
  • Indigenous status
  • Marital status
  • Mental health legal status
  • Person identifier
  • Principal diagnosis
  • Service contact date
  • Sex

Supporting data elements and data element concepts

  • Diagnosis
  • Establishment number
  • Establishment sector
  • Region code
  • Service contact
  • State/Territory identifier

National Minimum Data Set for Residential Mental Health Care

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Data elements

  • Additional diagnosis
  • Area of usual residence
  • Country of birth
  • Date of birth
  • Episode of residential care end date
  • Episode of residential care end mode
  • Episode of residential care start date
  • Episode of residential care start mode
  • Establishment identifier
  • Indigenous status
  • Leave days from residential care
  • Mental health legal status
  • Person identifier
  • Principal diagnosis
  • Referral from specialised mental health residential care
  • Residential stay start date
  • Sex

Supporting data elements and data element concepts

  • Diagnosis
  • Episode of residential care end
  • Episode of residential care start
  • Episode of residential care
  • Establishment number
  • Establishment sector
  • Region code
  • Resident
  • Residential mental health care service
  • Specialised mental health care service
  • State/Territory identifier