KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Seclusion rate, 2021
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|MHS PI 15J: Seclusion rate, 2021
Health, Superseded 16/09/2022
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, 2020– (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.
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 2021 performance reporting: 2020–21
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Total number of seclusion events occurring within the reference period
|Numerator data elements:
Total number of accrued mental health care days within the reference period.
|Denominator data elements:
Service variables: target population, remoteness.
Consumer attributes: nil.
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Indicator conceptual framework
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|Further data development / collection required:
Collection of seclusion data at the national level occurs via the SECREST NBEDS, a data collection under the governance of the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee (SQPSC), a subcommittee, of the Mental Health Principal Committee.
Data on the characteristics of the consumers subject to seclusion is not currently available. Data development activity to expand the SECREST NBEDS to include consumer demographic information is under consideration by the Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee and SQPSC.
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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 – Seclusion rate, 2020
Health, Superseded 17/12/2021
Has been superseded by KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Seclusion rate, 2022
Health, Superseded 06/09/2023