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The Mental Health Outcomes and Case Complexity Research Stream undertakes a nationally significant program of mental health services research, development and evaluation that is closely linked to mental health reform.

Our major project is the Analysis and Reporting component of the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN). This work focuses on the analysis and reporting of Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) data at the national, state and service level.

Since 2003, we have held a continuous series of contracts for services with the Australian Government to undertake this work. The overarching objective of AMHOCN is to support and promote the implementation and use of mental health outcome measures in routine clinical practice in specialised public mental health services in all states and territories.

The stream also undertakes research focused on:

  • the development of outcome measures, key performance indicators, benchmarking frameworks and casemix classifications for mental health settings;
  • evaluations of primary care and specialised mental health programs and interventions; and
  • analyses of epidemiological and administrative data to answer policy-relevant questions about equity and quality of mental health care in Australia.


Analysis & Reporting, Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN)
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ALIVE: National Research Translation Centre for Mental Health
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Development and evaluation of outcome measures
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Mental Health Living Longer
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World Mental Health Survey Initiative (Services Workgroup)
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Primary Health Network Lead Site Evaluation
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National Suicide Prevention Trial Evaluation
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For complete staff bios and contact details, visit: Mental Health Outcomes and Case Complexity Stream Staff

Professor Philip Burgess, Stream Leader
Associate Professor Meredith Harris, Stream Leader
Dr Caley Tapp, Research Fellow
Roman Scheurer, Senior Researcher

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