Data source

Involuntary care quality information

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. Refer to the Residential mental health care NMDS 2018-19: National Residential Mental Health Care Database, 2020; 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. Refer to the Community mental health care NMDS 2018–19: National Community Care Database, 2020 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 2018–19 seclusion and restraint data was complete coverage based on acute beds admitted units reported to the Mental Health Establishments National Minimum Data Set in 2017-18.

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


References

Allan J, Hanson G, Schroder N, O’Mahony A, Foster R & Sara G 2017. Six years of national mental health seclusion data: the Australian experience. Australasian Psychiatry 25(3):277–281.

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

NMHC (National Mental Health Commission)  2015.  Statement on seclusion and restraint in mental healthSydney: NMHC. Viewed 15 November 2019.

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

SQPSC (Safety and Quality Partnership Standing Committee) 2017. Use of restraint in Australian specialised mental health hospital services: Discussion paper on the development of a national data collection.