KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Seclusion rate, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 15J: Seclusion rate, 2018|
The number of seclusion events per 1,000 patient days within public acute admitted patient specialised mental health service units.
NOTE: This specification has been adapted from the indicator Seclusion rate, 2018 (Service level) using terminology consistent with the National Health Data Dictionary. There are technical differences in the scope of services 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 (Jurisdictional level version) (2018)|
Health, Superseded 16/02/2021
Collection and usage attributes
State/territory public acute admitted patient mental health service units in-scope for reporting in accordance with the Mental health seclusion and restraint National best endeavours data set (NBEDS).
Reference period for 2018 performance reporting: 2017–18
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Total number of seclusion events
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of accrued mental health care days.
|Denominator data elements:|
Service variables: target population, remoteness.
Consumer attributes: nil.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safe|
|Further data development / collection required:|
To construct this indicator at a national level requires separate indicator data to be provided individually by states and territories.
National collection of seclusion data is being progressed through the establishment of the SECREST NBEDS, with data supplied by state/territories via an ongoing agreement facilitated by the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee, which is a subcommittee, of the Mental Health Principal Committee.
|Other issues caveats:|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPC.
National Mental Health Working Group (NMHWG) 2005. National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm, Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.
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Supersedes KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Rate of seclusion, 2017
Has been superseded by KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Seclusion rate, 2019
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