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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 arrangements with the copyright holders, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 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)

The most recent information from the Harvard Medical School website notes:

“Q. Is a formal request to use the scale needed?  If yes, how?

No formal request is needed, but we would appreciate it if you cited the following article (see below) when you use the scale and if you would send us citations to all publications that use the scale.

Kessler, R.C., Barker, P.R., Colpe, L.J., Epstein, J.F., Gfroerer, J.C., Hiripi, E., Howes, M.J, Normand, S-L.T., Manderscheid, R.W., Walters, E.E., Zaslavsky, A.M. (2003). Screening for serious mental illness in the general population Archives of General Psychiatry. 60(2), 184-189.”

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)

The Rand Health Care website, which contains the MHI-38, notes the following:

“Permissions Information

All of the surveys from RAND Health Care are public documents, available without charge.

Translations

If you are interested in translating any surveys into another language, see our translation guidelines.”

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 HoNOSCA through arrangements with the copyright holders, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in the UK. For further information about use of the HoNOSCA go to copyright information provided by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS)

Usage should acknowledge the source: Schaffer D, Gould MS, Brasic J,  Ambrosini P, Fisher P, Bird H, Aluwahlia S (1983). A children’s global assessment scale (CGAS).  Archives of General Psychiatry, 40(11), 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. Australian jurisdictions have approval from the copyright owner, Dr Robert Goodman, to use the adapted SDQ 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.