START DATE (MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL) is the same as attribute START DATE.
For Mental Health Minimum Dataset purposes where the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER cannot initiate and maintain MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELLS it is the function of the assembler process itself to assemble the MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL and provide the appropriate date to be used for the START DATE (MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELL). The assembler process derives the appropriate date from the first recorded activity which lies within an uninterrupted sequence starting in, or continuing into, the REPORTING PERIOD.
The NHS Trust may override the assemblers derived date in the case of PATIENTS cared for continuously longer than the period for which electronic activity records are available to the assembler process.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||START DATE (MENTAL HEALTH CARE SPELLS)|