Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network

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Purpose of the website

This website is presented by the New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry and Strategic Data Pty Ltd as a component of the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The website has been established on behalf of all Australian States and Territories, for the purpose of disseminating, free of charge for the benefit of the public, information on routine outcomes and case complexity measurement in Australian mental health services.

Outcome measurement involves clinicians and consumers completing standard instruments - this website does not contain information on responses by any individuals to outcome measurement instruments - such information is treated as part of a medical record and is treated with the same level of confidentiality. This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice about mental health problems.

Disclaimer

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