Restraint rate, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Restraint rate, 2018|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
The number of restraint events per 1,000 patient days within public acute admitted patient specialised mental health service units.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2018) Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
Collection and usage attributes
State/territory public acute admitted patient mental health service units in-scope for reporting in accordance with the Mental health seclusion and restraint National best endeavours data set (NBEDS).
Reference period for 2018 performance reporting: 2017–18
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Total number of mechanical restraint events.
Total number of physical restraint events.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of accrued mental health care days.
|Denominator data elements:|
Service variables: target population, remoteness.
Consumer attributes: nil.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safe|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Collection of seclusion and restraint data at the national level occurs via the SECREST NBEDS, a data collection under the governance of the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee (SQPSC), a subcommittee, of the Mental Health Principal Committee.
Data on the characteristics of the consumers subject to restraint is not currently available. Data development activity to expand the SECREST NBEDS to include consumer demographic information is under consideration by the Mental Health Information Strategy Standing Committee and SQPSC.
|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, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra.