Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Value Domain|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 18/12/2019|
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 06/05/2020
A code set representing the severity of psychiatric symptoms of an individual aged 65 and over.
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 8 Unknown
This code should be used for Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for elderly people (HoNOS 65+) values that are missing or recorded in the HoNOS 65+ tool as '7 - Not stated/missing' or '9 - Unknown'.
The HoNOS 65+ is used to rate adult mental health service users. Together, the scales rate various aspects of mental and social health.
HoNOS 65+ is answered on an item-specific anchored 5-point scale with higher scores indicating more problems. Each scale is assigned a value of between 0 and 4, or 8 for unknown. The twelve scales are as follows:
The sum of the individual scores of each of the scales (excluding code 8 'Unknown') represents the total HoNOS 65+ score. The total HoNOS 65+ score ranges from 0 to 48, and represents the overall severity of an individual's psychiatric symptoms.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code N Health, Superseded 18/12/2019, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017
See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code N Health, Standard 17/01/2020
See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale score code N Health, Standard 17/01/2020
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Person—level of psychiatric symptom severity, Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code N Health, Standard 18/12/2019