Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 15/10/2014|
|Definition:||A code set representing the severity of disturbance in the functioning of a child or adolescent.|
|Maximum character length:||3|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) was developed to provide a measure of severity of disturbance in children and adolescents. It is designed to reflect the lowest level of functioning for a child or an adolescent during a specified period.
The measure provides a single global rating only, on a scale of 1 to 100. Clinicians assign a score, with 1 representing the most functionally impaired child, and 100 the healthiest child.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Independent Hospital Pricing Authority|
Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network 2005. Training Manual: Child & Adolescent All Service Settings. Viewed 22 May 2014,
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by Children's Global Assessment Scale score code N[NN] Health, Standard 28/02/2017
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Children's Global Assessment Scale score code N[NN] Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Standard 12/11/2015