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Web Decision Support Tool

The Web Decision Support Tool (wDST) provides access to the aggregated data derived from the NOCC submissions from each State and Territory in Australia. The application has a user interface designed to assist a variety of stakeholders including consumers, clinicians, service managers, policy developers and researchers to better understand the outcomes and variability in the population under care.

Reports are available on all the measures that comprise the NOCC including: HoNOSCA, HoNOS, HoNOS 65+, LSP-16, RUG-ADL, FIHS, SDQ, CGAS, MHI-38, BASIS-32, and K-10+ measures. The tool can report total scores, sub-scale scores, individual item scores and change over time. The wDST also has functionality that allows national as well as state and territory specific queries to be undertaken.

You can also compare different consumer attributes on the same measure as well as different consumer attributes between measures. Multiple queries can then be displayed on the same screen. For example, you might be interested in how adult consumers compare on their HoNOS and K-10+ scores from admission to discharge in ambulatory services. Generate the HoNOS chart by selecting from the relevant wDST query fields. Then click on “Add query”. Select similar fields for the K-10+. You will then see the charts appear next to each other – providing a graphical representation of change.

The NOCC data currently available in the wDST are based upon the NOCC Technical Specifications Ver  2.0.

View the videos below for information about the wDST and the reported results.