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Identification and selection of non-mandatory measures

A review of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC), identified that it would be timely to develop a process for identifying non-mandatory, preferred additional measures for use outside the scope of NOCC. These measures might be used by mental health services for specific cohorts, diagnostic groups or within service settings. The identification of a range of selected optional measures has the potential to enhance the clinical utility of the NOCC suite of outcome measures and may support overall uptake of outcome measures across services.

The National Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel (NMHIDEAP) and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information Development Expert Advisory Panel (CAMHIDEAP) considered issues regarding the use of non-mandatory, additional measures and provided advice on a process to identify, review and select additional measures. That process is outlined in this document. View or download this resource.