Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 15: Seclusion rate, 2021– (Service level)|
Number of seclusion events per 1,000 patient days within a mental health service organisation.
NOTE: This indicator is related to Seclusion rate (Jurisdictional level). 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 (Service level version) (2021–)|
Health, Standard 17/12/2021
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations admitted patient services.
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Number of seclusion events occurring in the mental health service organisation’s inpatient unit(s) during the reference period, partitioned by acute and non-acute inpatient mental health services.
Number of accrued mental health care days within the mental health service organisation’s inpatient unit(s) during the reference period, partitioned by acute and non-acute inpatient mental health services.
Service variables: target population, program type.
Consumer attributes: age, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), remoteness, Indigenous status
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safety|
Levels at which the indicator can be useful for benchmarking:
|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.
|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 (NMHPSC) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPSC.
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, Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15 – Seclusion rate, 2020– (Service level)