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The Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to provide guidance to the mental health sector, to support the sustainable implementation of the outcomes and casemix collection as part of routine clinical practice.
The outcomes and casemix collection is a national initiative that has been developed as a means for assessing whether a change has occurred for a consumer of mental health care. The collection includes 12 clinician-rated and consumer-rated measures of mental health and wellbeing. The information obtained from the various measures serves two purposes: it allows the clinician and consumer to record the consumer's recovery journey; and the information can also be used to improve the delivery of mental health services.
AMHOCN seeks to work collaboratively with the mental health sector, while also supporting the states and territories, in the implementation of the collection. The following three elements reflect the core business of AMHOCN: a data bureau that receives and processes information; undertaking analyses and producing reports of submitted data; and providing training and service development.
Abstract adapted from Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network
Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network
NSW Institute of Psychiatry
Locked Bag 7118
Parramatta BC NSW 2124
Ph: (02) 9840 3833
Fax: (02) 9840 3838