Mental health restraint events cluster

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:579779
Registration status:Health, Standard 13/11/2014
DSS type:Data Element Cluster
Scope:The data elements in the Mental health restraint events cluster are used in conjunction with each other to describe the restraint events experienced by mental health consumers during admission to specialised mental health public acute hospital units. They are collected together and reported as the number of restraint events occurring during the collection period against each reported type of restraint.

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The Mental health restraint events cluster comprises two data elements that, in combination, describe the number of mechanical, physical and unspecified mechanical or physical restraint events experienced by mental health consumers during the collection period.

This is achieved by the combination of the two data elements: Specialised mental health service—type of restraint event, code N and Specialised mental health service—number of restraint events, number NNNN.

The Mental health restraint events cluster describes the following information:
 

Restraint type Number
Mechanical restraint NNNN
Physical restraint NNNN
Unspecified mechanical or physical restraint NNNN


The reporting approach differs depending on whether the number of restraint events can be disaggregated by type of restraint:

  • Data providers capable of disaggregating mechanical from physical restraint events should report figures for those categories and enter the supplementary code ('Not applicable', Code 9999) for the unspecified category. If one type of restraint is not employed by a service during the reference period, report 0 for that specific category.
  • Data providers unable to disaggregate mechanical from physical restraint events should report a combined figure for unspecified mechanical or physical restraint, and enter the supplementary code ('Not applicable', Code 9999) for the specific categories.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Mental health seclusion and restraint NBEDS 2015- Health, Standard 13/11/2014

Parent DSS specific attributes +

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Specialised mental health service—number of restraint events, total number N[NNN]Mandatory3
-Specialised mental health service—type of restraint event, code NMandatory3