3.2.4. Capturing additional data

3.2.4.1. It seems that the data being collected is quite limited, would it not be useful to collect more detailed information?

The development of the minimum dataset balanced the ideal against what was realistic, given that any additional data item places extra burden on those collecting and entering data.

Organisations may collect extra information for their own analysis however this information does not need to be submitted to the PMHC MDS.

Refer to What are the options where the information collected does not fit into the available fields?

3.2.4.2. The information collected does not fit into the available fields. Can we add another option?

The development of the minimum dataset balanced the ideal against what was realistic, given that any additional data item places extra burden on those collecting and entering data.

See What are the options where the information collected does not fit into the available fields? and Can the PMHC MDS capture and record additional data?

3.2.4.3. Can the PMHC MDS capture and record additional data?

The PMHC MDS is designed to monitor and evaluate regional service delivery against key mental health performance indicators and can not capture and record additional data outside the Data model.

The PMHC MDS does not confine PHNs to the data specified. Rather, it sets the minimum and common ground for what data are to be collected and reported for mental health services commissioned by PHNs.

It is anticipated that many PHNs will seek to collect and manage an enhanced set of data to meet local needs, however this data will not be submitted to the MDS.

Refer to It seems that the data being collected is quite limited, would it not be useful to collect more detailed information?