Seclusion rate, 2018 (Service level)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Seclusion rate, 2018 (Service level)|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 02/10/2018|
Number of seclusion events per 1,000 patient days within a mental health service organisation.
NOTE: This indicator is related to Seclusion rate (Jurisdictional level). There are technical differences in the scope of services between the Service level version and the Jurisdictional level version of this indicator. Caution should be taken to ensure the correct methodology is followed.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2018) Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations admitted patient services.
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Number of seclusion events occurring in the mental health service organisation’s inpatient unit(s) during the reference period, partitioned by acute and non-acute inpatient mental health services.
Number of accrued mental health care days within the mental health service organisation’s inpatient unit(s) during the reference period, partitioned by acute and non-acute inpatient mental health services.
Service variables: target population, program type.
Consumer attributes: age, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), remoteness, Indigenous status
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safe|
Levels at which the indicator can be useful for benchmarking:
|Further data development / collection required:|
There are no relevant data sets at the national level.
Seclusion data is not reported at the national level although patient days can be collected from either the Admitted Patient Care or Mental Health Establishments National Minimum Data Sets.
No proxy solution is available. To construct this indicator at a national level requires separate indicator data to be provided individually by states and territories.
National collection of seclusion data needs to be established through amendments to the NMDS processes.
|Other issues caveats:|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPSC.
National Mental Health Working Group (NMHWG) 2005. National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm. Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia.
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Supersedes KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15 – Rate of seclusion, 2015– Health, Standard 19/11/2015