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Specialised mental health service—number of restraint events, total number N[NNN]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNumber of restraint events
METeOR identifier:Help on this term558147
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of restraint events occurring within the reference period for a specialised mental health service.
Data Element Concept:Specialised mental health service—number of restraint events

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Representation class:Help on this termTotal
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[NNN]
Maximum character length:Help on this term4
Supplementary values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
9999Not stated/inadequately described

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Any return to mechanical or physical restraint after an initial intervention has ceased is recorded as a new event. 

Total number of restraint events is intended to enable reporting of a proposed national Developmental MHS Performance Indicator: Rate of physical and mechanical restraint. The proposed calculation for rate of restraint is the total number of restraint events divided by the total accrued mental health care days during the reference period, multiplied by 1,000.

This data element is used in conjunction with the data element Specialised mental health service—type of restraint event, code N to gain information about the number and type of restraint events consumers experienced during admission to specialised mental health public acute hospital units. Aggregate totals for the number of restraint events should be reported against the appropriate restraint type (including 0 where no events of that type occurred), with use of the supplementary code (Code 9999) where a particular restraint type is not applicable.

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See also Specialised mental health service—type of restraint event, code N Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Mental health restraint events cluster Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15bJ – Restraint rate, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15bJ – Restraint rate, 2019 Health, Candidate 05/12/2019
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