Identifying and definitional attributes
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A code set representing the severity of psychiatric symptoms of an individual aged 17 and under.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 8 Unknown
This code should be used for HoNOSCA values that are missing or recorded in the HoNOSCA tool as '7 - Not stated/missing' and '9 - Unknown'.
The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for children and adolescents (HoNOSCA) is used to rate child and adolescent mental health service users. Together, the scales rate various aspects of mental and social health.
HoNOSCA 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 fifteen scales are as follows:
The sum of the individual scores of each of the scales (excluding supplementary value 8 Unknown) from 1 to 15 represents the total HoNOSCA score. The total HoNOSCA score represents the overall severity of an individual's psychiatric symptoms.
Source and reference attributes
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority
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See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale 65+ score code N Health, Standard 18/12/2019
Supersedes Health of the Nation Outcome Scale for Children and Adolescents score code N Health, Superseded 17/01/2020, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Proposed 03/07/2017
See also Health of the Nation Outcome Scale score code N Health, Standard 17/01/2020
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