Seclusion rate, 2018
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Seclusion rate, 2018|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
The number of seclusion events per 1,000 patient days within public acute admitted patient specialised mental health service units.
|Indicator set:||Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, 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 (SECREST) National best endeavours data set (NBEDS).
Reference period for 2018 performance reporting: 2017–18
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 1,000
Total number of seclusion 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:|
This indicator is the same as Seclusion rate, 2018 in Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2018).
|Unit of measure:||Episode|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Less avoidable harm|
|Further data development / collection required:|
To construct this indicator at a national level requires separate indicator data to be provided individually by states and territories.
National collection of seclusion and restraint data is being progressed through the establishment of the SECREST NBEDS, with data supplied by state/territories via an ongoing agreement facilitated by the Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee, which is a subcommittee, of the Mental Health Principal Committee.
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Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
NMHPC (National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPC.
NMHWG (National Mental Health Working Group) 2005. National safety priorities in mental health: a national plan for reducing harm. Canberra: Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Commonwealth of Australia.
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See also Seclusion rate, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018