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NOCC - Copyright information

Licensing and copyright information for the measures comprising the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) is provided below.

For copies or information about the measures, please go to the NOCC Measures page.

Measures used in Adult and Older Persons Mental Health Services

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales - adult version (HoNOS) and older persons version (HoNOS 65+)

The Commonwealth of Australia registered for use of the HoNOS / HoNOS 65+ through Her Majesty's Stationery Office arrangements in the UK. For further information about use of the HoNOS / HoNOS 65+ go to copyright information provided by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Abbreviated Life Skills Profile (LSP-16)

Copyright on this instrument is held by the authors (Rosen A, Parker G & Hadzi-Pavlovic D) who have advised the Commonwealth as follows: “The authors of the LSP are pleased to give permission for the unlimited use of the LSP-16, LSP-20 and the LSP-39 to all mental health services in Australia, both public and private, for routine use, without cost.”

Resources Utilisation Groups - Activities of Daily Living Scale (RUG-ADL)

This measure is used widely throughout the Australian public sector with no license costs attached. Usage should acknowledge the source: Fries BE, Schneider DP, et al (1994) Refining a casemix measure for nursing homes. Resource Utilisation Groups (RUG-III). Medical Care, 32, 668-685.

Kessler-10 (K-10)

Usage should acknowledge the following: ”Professor Ronald C Kessler of the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School is thanked for the use of research on the K10 funded by US Public Health Service Grants RO1 MH46376, R01 MH52861, RO1 MH49098, and K05 MH00507 and by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Midlife Development (Gilbert Brim, Director).”

Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-32)

This measure is not in the public domain and the copyright is held by McLean Hospital, Massachusetts, USA. Use of the measure requires an end-user license through McLean Hospital. Further information can be found at the McLean Hospital website.

Mental Health Inventory (MHI-38)

Copyright for this instrument is held by The RAND Coporation. Jurisdictions using this instrument must seek formal permission to use the MHI. Usage must acknowledge the following on all written MHI documentation: © The RAND Corporation. Reprinted here by permission of RAND. Go the the Rand Corporation for further information.

Phase of Care (PoC)

Please contact the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for copyright information.

 

Measures used in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Children and Adolescents (HoNOSCA)

The Commonwealth of Australia registered for use of the HoNOS / HoNOS 65+ through Her Majesty's Stationery Office arrangements in the UK. For further information about use of the HoNOS / HoNOS 65+ go to copyright information provided by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)

This is a research instrument, used widely throughout child and adolescent mental health services. Usage should acknowledge the source: Schaffer D, Gould MS, Brasic J, et al (1983) A children’s global assessment scale (CGAS).  Archives of General Psychiatry, 40, 1228-1231.

ICD-10 Factors Influencing Health Status (FIHS)

The Commonwealth of Australia holds copyright on this measure and grants permission for its use subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source and no commercial usage or sale.

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)

The various versions of the SDQ, whether in English or in translation, are copyright documents not in the public domain. Australian jurisdictions have entered into contractual arrangements with the author, Dr Robert Goodman, who holds copyright for the SDQs, to permit each jurisdiction to use the adapted SDQs and supporting resources in public mental health services. For further information about use of the SDQ, go to the Youth in Mind website

Phase of Care (PoC)

Please contact the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority for copyright information.