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Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection: Overview of clinician-rated and consumer self-report measures

25 November, 2020

This document describes the clinical measures specified in the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) protocol. It has been prepared for clinicians in Australia’s public sector mental health services who are completing the clinician-rated measures and offering the self-report measures to consumers in their routine practice. The document provides an overview of each of the NOCC clinical measures including:

  • development history and constructs measured;
  • the period of observation to be rated;
  • measurement properties (reliability, validity and sensitivity to change); and
  • licensing and copyright arrangements pertaining to use within the NOCC.

The information in this document complements technical information provided elsewhere; for example, in the NOCC Technical Specifications and the NOCC Reporting Criteria.  It does not purport to be a comprehensive review of any one measure, however a brief summary of the measurement properties of each of the NOCC clinical measures is provided.

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