KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 14 – Outcomes readiness, 2015–
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 14: Outcomes readiness, 2015–|
Proportion of mental health care episodes with completed clinical outcome measures at both baseline and follow-up.
NOTE: This indicator is related to MHS PI 14J: Outcomes readiness (Jurisdictional level version). There are technical differences in the consumer groups listed in the methodology section between the Service level version and the Jurisdictional level version of this indicator. Caution should be taken to ensure the correct methodology is followed.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2015–)|
Health, Superseded 16/02/2021
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations. Only the HoNOS family is considered. The following episodes of mental health care (and related outcomes measures) are excluded:
The following services are excluded:
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100
Calculated separately for each group.
Number of in-scope episodes of mental health care with completed outcome measures at both baseline and follow-up within the reference period.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of in-scope episodes of mental health care within the reference period.
Service variables: Setting and target population
Consumer variables: Age
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Capable|
Levels at which indicator can be useful for benchmarking:
|Further data development / collection required:|
Estimates of the total number of episodes requiring outcomes assessment is not provided directly to the National Outcomes and Classification Collection, however this can be approximated from the NMDSs (Community Mental Health Care, Admitted Patient Mental Health Care and Residential Mental Health Care).
A proxy solution is to use estimates from the NMDSs (Community Mental Health Care, Admitted Patient Mental Health Care and Residential Mental Health Care).
Longer term, a process is needed that allows data reported to the NOCC for consumers who begin an episode in a given year to be tracked when the episode continues into subsequent years. Work is underway to build in an episode identifier into the NOCC and Community Mental Health Care NMDS to enable this. Additionally, consistent, cross-year use of service identifiers and unique identifiers for consumers by states and territories is necessary to enable full capacity to construct this indicator using the NOCC.
|Other issues caveats:|
Further definition of a ‘completed clinical outcome measure’ to resolve whether tolerance levels will be set to accept some degree of missing data also needs to be developed.
Source and reference attributes
Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, Third edition (2014)
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