Articles by AMHOCN team members and others
Listed below are articles and resources authored by AMHOCN staff and other collaborators on key issues in outcome measurement and mental health information.
Burgess P, Harris M, Coombs T, Pirkis J. A systematic review of clinician-rated instruments to assess adults’ levels of functioning in specialised public sector mental health service. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2017; 51(4): 338–354
Burgess P, Coombs T, Clarke A, Dickson R, Pirkis J. Achievements in mental health outcome measurement in Australia: Reflections on progress made by the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN). International Journal of Mental Health Systems 2012; 6(1): ArtID 4
McKay R, Coombs T. An exploration of the ability of routine outcome measurement to represent clinically meaningful information regarding individual consumers. Australasian Psychiatry 2012; 20(5): 433-437
Burgess P, Pirkis J, Coombs T, Rosen A. Assessing the value of existing recovery measures for routine use in Australian mental health services. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2011; Feb 11.
Furber G, Brann P, Skene C, Allison S. Benchmarking the Cost Efficiency of Community Care in Australian Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Implications for Future Benchmarking. Australasian Psychiatry 2011; 19(3): 226-231
Callaly T, Trauer T, Hyland M, Coombs T, Berk M. An examination of risk factors for readmission to acute adult mental health services within 28 days of discharge in the Australian setting. Australasian Psychiatry 2011; 19(3): 221-225
Black J, Lewis T, McIntosh P, Callaly T, Coombs T, Hunter A, Moore L. It’s not that bad: the views of consumers and carers about routine outcome measurement in mental health. Australian Health Review 2009;33(1):93-9.
Prowse L, Coombs T. The use of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) to inform discharge and transfer decisions in community mental health services. Australian Health Review 2009; 33(1):13-8.
Burgess P, Trauer T, Coombs T, McKay R, Pirkis J. What does ‘clinical significance’ mean in the context of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures? Australasian Psychiatry 2009; 17:141-148.
Guthrie D, McIntosh M, Callaly T, Trauer T, Coombs T. Consumer attitudes towards the use of routine outcome measures in a public mental health service: a consumer-driven study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2008; 17(2):92-7.
Coombs T, Hirini P. Training in the health of the nation outcome scales: An Australasian opportunity to integrate cultural context in mental health outcome ratings. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling 2005; 11(1):34-39.
Pirkis J, Burgess P, Kirk P, Dodson S, Coombs T, Williamson M. A review of the psychometric properties of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS) family of measures. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2005; 3:76.
Pirkis J, Burgess P, Coombs T, Clarke A, Jones-Ellis D, Dickson R. Routine measurement of outcomes in Australia’s public sector mental health services. Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 2005; 2:8.