Data source

Involuntary care quality information

National Hospital Morbidity Database

The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) is a compilation of episode-level records from admitted patient morbidity data collections in Australian hospitals. It includes demographic, administrative and length of stay data for each hospital separation. Clinical information such as diagnoses, procedures undergone and external causes of injury and poisoning are also recorded. For further details on the scope and quality of data in the NHMD, refer to the Data quality statement: National Hospital Morbidity Database 2014–15 and the Admitted patient care NMDS 2015–16.

National Residential Mental Health Care Database

Quality Statements for National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs) are published annually on the Metadata Online Registry (METeOR). Statements provide information on the institutional environment, timeliness, accessibility, interpretability, relevance, accuracy and coherence. See the National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2017; Data quality Statement

 

National Community Mental Health Care Database

Data Quality Statements for National Minimum Data Sets (NMDSs) are published annually on the Metadata Online Registry (METeOR). Statements provide information on the institutional environment, timelines, accessibility, interpretability, relevance, accuracy and coherence. See the National Community Care Database, 2017 Quality Statement. Previous years' data quality statements are also accessible in METeOR.

Seclusion and restraint data quality information

Variations in state and territory legislation may result in exceptions to the definition of a seclusion event as presented in the key concepts section. Data reported by jurisdictions may therefore vary and jurisdictional comparisons should be made with caution. The estimated acute bed coverage for 2016–17 seclusion and restraint data was complete coverage based on acute beds admitted units reported to the Mental Health Establishments National Minimum Data Set in 2015–16.

State and territory specific information is included in the accompanying Data quality statement: Seclusion


References

Melbourne Social Equity Institute (2014) Seclusion and Restraint Project: Overview. Melbourne: University of Melbourne.

National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) 2015. Position Statement on seclusion and restraint in mental health. Sydney: NMHC.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) 2016 Position Statement 61: Minimising the use of seclusion and restraint in people with mental illness, Melbourne: RANZCP.