NADAbase is a comprehensive system for client data collection and reporting, including outcomes data. NADA provides the database free to members for the National and NSW Minimum Data Sets for Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services (N/MDS) and Client Outcomes Measurement System (COMS).
Three new screeners have been incorporated into NADAbase that have the potential to enhance client care. The screeners are attached to each client episode to further inform care planning in relation to the issues of suicide risk, domestic and family violence, and blood borne virus and sexual health.
Drawn from the Suicide Assessment Kit project developed by NDARC, this screener provides specific questions around current suicide risk and advice on assessing risk, AOD worker approach and care planning based on client responses embedded in NADAbase. To download the form, including support resources referred to throughout the screener, follow the links: Suicide screener form [DOCX] The suicide assessment kit Suicide and self harm prevention policy [DOCX]
Blood borne virus and sexual health
Is designed to identify whether clients attending AOD specialist services have had access to testing for BBVs and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and/or access to treatment. Information links to support testing services are included to serve as prompts for workers to consider testing and treatment as part of a client’s care plan. To download the form, including support resources referred to throughout the screener, follow the links: Blood borne violence screener form [DOCX] Heps A,B,C factsheet [PDF] HIV factsheet STIs and safe sex [PDF]
Outcomes Measures System (COMS) NADAbase COMS assists with the measuring of the client outcomes in non-government drug and alcohol organisations in NSW. Determining the treatment outcomes dataset (2009) provides the rationale for the selection of measures included in NADAbase, with questions falling into four domains: