Mental health quality indicators: background and secondary definitions

Background information on the purpose and scope of the QI profile, a summary of its development, the actions needed to implement the QIs, and a full list of the indicators and their secondary definitions.

3. Scope of the Quality Indicator profile

Mental health service provision, for all ages, is delivered on a tiered model. Generally, Health Boards are responsible for Tier 1, with integration authorities delivering Tiers 2, 3, and 4.

Tier 4 = highly specialist mental health services e.g. psychiatric inpatients
Tier 3 = specialist community mental health services
Tier 2 = community mental health at a primary care level
Tier 1 = population level mental health including third sector and eHealth

Initially the QIs will only apply to secondary services at Tiers 3 and 4. It will be up to primary and third sector organisations to decide if and how they use these indicators to evidence the quality of their work in relation to mental health.



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