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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Number of restraint events
METeOR identifier:558147
Registration status:Health, Standard 13/11/2014
Definition:The 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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Total
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNN]
Maximum character length:4
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
9999Not stated/inadequately described

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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

Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 16J – Restraint rate, 2018 Health, Superseded 16/02/2021
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 16J – Restraint rate, 2019 Health, Superseded 16/02/2021
KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 16J – Restraint rate, 2020 Health, Standard 13/01/2021