Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

Analysis & Reporting

The Analysis and Reporting component is responsible for the ongoing development of mental health outcomes and casemix information at a national level while also providing a resource for such work at a state and territory level. This function is being undertaken by The University of Queensland, through the work of Prof Philip Burgess.The Analysis and Reporting component focuses on the development of reports that can be used for benchmarking purposes. Reports have been developed that provide normative or reference data that allow the interpretation of outcomes. This component will also undertake analysis that looks at the performance of individual measures and informs the further development of outcomes and casemix measurement in mental health.

AMHOCN has recently developed a data portal that provides a single point of entry to the various data resources that have been created by us, such as the Web Decision Support Tool, the Reports Portal and the K-10 online.Visit the Data Portal.

Web Decision Support Tool

AMHOCN has developed the Web Decision Support Tool (wDST) to provide access to the aggregated data derived from the Australian Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection submissions from each State and Territory in Australia. The application has a user interface designed to assist a variety of stakeholders including consumers, clinicians, service managers, policy developers and researchers to better understand the outcomes and variability in the population under care.

Reports are available on all the measures that comprise the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection including: HoNOSCA, HoNOS, HoNOS 65+, LSP-16, RUG-ADL, FIHS, SDQ, CGAS, MHI-38, BASIS-32, and K-10+ measures. The tool can report total scores, sub-scale scores, individual item scores and change over time.

In April 2012, AMHOCN undertook some modifications to the wDST implementing functionality that allows State and Territory specific queries to be undertaken (previously the data was only available at the nationally aggregated level). In addition to incorporating the most recent 2010-2011 NOCC data, all data is now based on the latest NOCC 1.6 specification, performance has been improved, and a number of minor bugs have been addressed.

Click here to access the Web Decision Support Tool.

AMHOCN Reports Portal

AMHOCN produced the first edition of the national aggregate reports, known as NOCC Standard Reports in March 2005 as paper based reports. These reports are now available electronically via the AMHOCN Reports Portal.

The Reports Portal provides access to nationally aggregated data, partitioned according to age group, but with options to stratify by service setting, collection occasion, episodes of care, periods of care and individual NOCC measures.

If you have any queries in regard to the use of the Web Decision Support Tool or the Reports Portal, please email AMHOCN.

NOCC Volume and Percentage Clinical Ratings: Australia

To enable meaningful analyses and inform discussions regarding the overall volume and completeness of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection data, AMHOCN has undertaken work which has resulted in a series of charts – NOCC Volume & Percentage Clinical Ratings: Australia – pertaining to each age group, service setting and collection occasion. At each point in the collection protocol, analyses are presented as charts from two perspectives:

  1. the overall volume of information reported; and
  2. the ‘completeness’ of that material for the purposes of analysis and reporting.