Once sufficient data has been entered, records can be locked. Only ‘locked’ data are included in SSNAP analysis. The process of locking ensures high data quality and signifies that the data have been signed off by the lead clinician and are ready for central analysis.
SSNAP records can be locked at three levels depending on their level of completion:
Locked to 72 hours for patients who have received their acute care provision
Locked to discharge for patients who have been discharged from one or more care provider
Locked to six months for patients for whom six-month assessment status has been recorded
If the webtool gives you two options: 'lock to discharge' and 'lock' (as below), please selected 'lock' to fully lock the record. Lock to discharge will only lock Sections 1-7.
Once a section has been locked, it cannot be edited. The process of locking ensures high data quality and signifies that the data has been signed off by the lead clinician and is ready for central analysis. Only locked data is included in data analysis.