The Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium (AEPCC) is establishing the first national Clinical Quality Registry (CQR) in youth mental health and early psychosis.
The AEPCC CQR will help the early psychosis community better understand outcomes for young people with early and emerging psychosis, and support the continuous improvement of care for young people experiencing psychosis.
Why establish a CQR?
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care defines clinical quality registries as:
High-functioning, mature clinical quality registries are vital for:
The AEPCC CQR is being built and implemented in accordance with guidance from the ‘Framework for Australian clinical quality registries’, developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
What will the AEPCC CQR do?
The AEPCC CQR will work with early psychosis services across Australia to collect select demographic and clinical outcome data for young people receiving treatment for psychosis at their services.
This data will be made available to clinicians and service management so they can better understand the impact of early psychosis treatments for their clients.
AEPCC will also monitor data in the CQR around the mid- and long-term outcomes of young people experiencing early psychosis at both a local and national level.
AEPCC CQR governance
The establishment of the AEPCC CQR is being supported by:
- AEPCC Advisory Council
- AEPCC CTTN Establishment Committee
- AEPCC Investigators
- Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA)
Click below to find more information about how the AEPCC CQR works and the benefits of taking part.