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NOCC Rating Periods

Completion of each of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) clinical measures and data items is based on a period of observation that is specific to each scale or item, and may vary according to the Collection Occasion. The following table identifies the usual rating periods and their exceptions for all clinical data. It should be noted that this table refers only to the rating period and not to other criteria, such as those relevant to the closure of ambulatory episodes as a result of transfer to an inpatient/residential setting or brief duration.

Standardised measure or Data Item Usual rating period Exceptions
HoNOS/ HoNOS 65+ Previous 2 weeks At discharge from inpatient psychiatic care, based on previous 3 days including day of discharge
LSP Previous 3 months No exceptions
RUG-ADL Current status No exceptions
K10 / K10+

For K10+LM, based on previous 4 weeks.

For K10L3D, based on previous 3 days.1

No exceptions
BASIS-32 Previous 2 weeks No exceptions
MHI-38 Previous 4 weeks No exceptions
HoNOSCA Previous 2 weeks At discharge from inpatient psychiatric care, based on previous 3 days including day of discharge
CGAS Previous 2 weeks No exceptions
FIHS The period of care bound by the current collection occasion and the preceding collection occasion No exceptions
SDQ

At admission to a service, the previous six months.

At review and discharge, the previous one month.

No exceptions
Principal and Additional Diagnoses The period of care bound by the current collection occasion and the preceding collection occasion No exceptions
Mental Health Legal Status The period of care bound by the current collection occasion and the preceding collection occasion No exceptions

1 The K10L3D is a variation of the K10 designed for use in inpatient settings where the episode is of less than 3 days duration.

NB: Phase of Care, introduced into the NOCC as of 1 July 2017, does not have a rating period.

Information about collection occasion, episode of mental health care and the protocols that underpin the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection, includng rating periods and what measures to collect and when, are available in MH NOCC Technical Specifications Ver 2.0.