Health of the Nation Outcome Scales. Results of the Victorian field trial.

@article{Trauer1999HealthOT,
  title={Health of the Nation Outcome Scales. Results of the Victorian field trial.},
  author={Tom Trauer and Thomas Callaly and P{\'e}ter Hantz and Jeannie Little and Robert Shields and Jeffrey Smith},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          380-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Victoria, Australia, systematic assessment of outcomes in mental health services are being instituted. AIMS To carry out a large-scale field trial of the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales (HoNOS). METHOD 2137 clients were rated by mental health workers on the HoNOS, and about half were rated again within a few months. RESULTS While interrater reliability of the total score was satisfactory, that of some individual items was unacceptable. Significant associations with age… CONTINUE READING