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Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (formal internal complaints mechanism)

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term295426
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/03/2014
Definition:Help on this termWhether the service has developed a formal internal complaints mechanism in which complaints can be made by consumers and are regularly reviewed by a committee that includes consumers, in order to promote the participation of mental health consumers in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the service.
Context:Help on this termSpecialised mental health services.

Object Class attributes

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Object class:Specialised mental health service organisation
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A separately constituted specialised mental health service that is responsible for the clinical governance, administration and financial management of service units providing specialised mental health care.

Context:Help on this term

Specialised mental health services.

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A specialised mental health service organisation may consist of one or more service units based in different locations and providing services in admitted patient, residential and ambulatory settings. For example, a specialised mental health service organisation may consist of several hospitals or two or more community centres.

Where the specialised mental health service organisation consists of multiple service units, those units can be considered to be components of the same organisation where they:

  • operate under a common clinical governance arrangement;
  • aim to work together as interlocking services that provide integrated, coordinated care to consumers across all mental health service settings; and
  • share clinical records or, in the case where there is more than one physical clinical record for each patient, staff may access (if required) the information contained in all of the physical records held by the organisation for that patient.

For most states and territories, the Specialised mental health service organisation object class is equivalent to the Area/District Mental Health Service. These are usually organised to provide the full range of admitted patient, residential and ambulatory services to a given catchment population. However, the object class may also be used to refer to health care organisations which provide only one type of mental health service (e.g. acute admitted patient care) or which serve a specialised or state-wide function.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

Department of Health and Ageing 2003. Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection. Technical specification of State and Territory reporting requirements for the outcomes and casemix components of ‘Agreed Data’, Version 1.50. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

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Property:Consumer participation arrangements
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether mechanisms are in place to promote the participation of mental health consumers.
Property group:Help on this termOrganisational characteristics

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element concept attributes

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A consumer is a person who is currently utilising, or has previously utilised, a mental health service.

Mental health service consumers include persons receiving care for their own, or another persons’, mental illness or psychiatric disability.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Specialised mental health service organisation—use of formal complaints mechanism for consumer participation arrangements indicator Health, Standard 07/03/2014

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (formal complaints mechanism), code N Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

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