FIRST CONTACT TIMES LIST (MENTAL HEALTH) is optional in the Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMD) collection record. It should only be present if one or more HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL within the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL has ended within the REPORTING PERIOD.
One entry should be made in the list for each HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL within the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL ending within the REPORTING PERIOD. The entry is the number of days elapsing from the DISCHARGE DATE of the HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL to the first subsequent clinical contact or to the end of the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL or to the end of the REPORTING PERIOD whichever is the soonest. Clinical contacts may be any of the following:
|a.||a PROFESSIONAL STAFF GROUP CONTACT with PROFESSIONAL STAFF GROUP TYPE classification of b. ‘Clinical Psychology’, d. ‘Occupational Therapy’ or e. ‘Physiotherapy’|
|b.||an OUT-PATIENT ATTENDANCE CONSULTANT with a CONSULTANT with a main TREATMENT FUNCTION of 713 ‘Psychotherapy’|
|c.||a FACE TO FACE CONTACT COMMUNITY CARE with COMMUNITY NURSE STAFF GROUP classification of b. ‘Community Psychiatric Nurses - providing mental illness services’|
|d.||a FACE TO FACE CONTACT SOCIAL WORKER|
|e.||a DAY CARE ATTENDANCE with DAY CARE FUNCTION classification e. Mental Illness|
|f.||a CONSULTANT EPISODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER) where the main TREATMENT FUNCTION of the CONSULTANT is for an adult or mental illness MAIN SPECIALTY. The adult or mental illness MAIN SPECIALTIES being 700, 710,712, 713 and 715.|
A suffix is attached to each calculated period length, the suffixes are:
|D -||where a following contact occurs before the end of the REPORTING PERIOD|
|W -||where no contact has occurred between the DISCHARGE DATE and the end of the REPORTING PERIOD or the end of the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL whichever is the sooner.|
The calculated length of days (plus their suffix) are recorded within the FIRST CONTACT TIMES LIST (MENTAL HEALTH) in ascending contact date sequence.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||FIRST CONTACT TIMES LISTS (MENTAL HEALTH)|