Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network
Sharing Information to Improve Outcomes

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AMHOCN Data Portal

The AMHOCN Data Portal provides access to the data from the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC). The resources available via the AMHOCN Data Portal can assist clinicians and others to better understand the outcomes and variability of those receiving mental health services in the public sector. The resources available are:

The Web Decision Support Tool

The wDST was developed to provide information from the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) standardised measures about consumers' mental health status at a single point in time and whether their mental health status changes during the course of an episode of care. The tool has the functionality that allows people to enter an individual consumer score on the selected measures and see how this compares with other similar consumers in the same type of setting across Australia.

The Reports Portal

The Reports Portal provides access to the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) data through functionality that allows users to run queries on the data by selecting from a range of variables e.g. age,  measure (including item level), service setting, collection occasion, collection reason, jurisdiction, diagnosis, sex, legal status.

The Kessler 10 Online

The Kessler 10 (K-10) is the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) consumer rated measure used in public sector mental health services in NSW, SA, WA and NT. AMHOCN is making this measure available to consumers to complete online. Consumers can take the results to their clinicians to discuss in more detail, or seek other appropriate services.

The AMHOCN Data Cube

The AMHOCN Data Cube underpins the web Decision Support Tool and the Reports Portal. The information provided here describes how the data collected as part of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) are partitioned and stratified. It includes the following variables: Jurisdiction, Age Group, Level of Analysis, Service Setting, Sex, Diagnosis, Financial, Year, Legal Status.

Other Reporting of NOCC Data

NOCC data are also reported in the "Consumer outcomes in mental health care" chapter of  the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) publication: Mental Health Services in Australia.


View Professor Philip Burgess, AMHOCN Analysis and Reporting, talking about the National Outcomes and and Casemix Collection and how it is reported.

  Prof Philip Burgess, Adelaide, June 2018