A systematic review of clinician-rated instruments to assess adults' levels of functioning in specialised public sector mental health services
Philip M Burgess, Meredith G Harris, Tim Coombs, Jane E Pirkis
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Functioning is one of the key domains emphasised in the routine assessment of outcomes that has been occurring in specialised public sector mental health services across Australia since 2002, via the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection. For adult consumers (aged 18-64), the 16-item Life Skills Profile (LSP-16) has been the instrument of choice to measure functioning. However, review of the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection protocol has highlighted some limitations to the current approach to measuring functioning. A systematic review was conducted to identify, against a set of pre-determined criteria, the most suitable existing clinician-rated instruments for the routi..View full abstract
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The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.