National Healthcare Agreement: P28-Public sector community mental health services, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Indicator type:||Output measure|
|Short name:||Public sector community mental health services, 2010|
|Description:||Public community mental health service utilisation.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P28-Public sector community mental health services, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Presented per 1,000 population.
Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
|Computation:||1,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)|
|Numerator:||Total number of community mental health service contacts provided by public sector community mental health services|
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|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (location of service): by sex, 10 year age group, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory (location of service): by sex, 10 year age group, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Data for 2008-09 will be available by June 2010.Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2007-08
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessibility|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Further data development / collection required:||Specification: Long-term
Ability to identify mental health service treatment occasions. In keeping with the specifications of the CMHC NMDS, a number of jurisdictions only supply data on patients being treated to the CMHC NMDS. Other jurisdictions supply contacts data that encompass encounters that do not amount to treatment.
The Mental Health Information Strategy Sub-committee (MHISS) proposes to start work to amend the data definitions in the CMHC NMDS to allow the identification of people who are assessed but not treated. That work will still not necessarily capture all service contacts recorded by community mental health services.
Data development activity is required to enable more timely provision of data in order to meet the identified reporting requirements.Indigenous identification needs improvement.
|Other issues caveats:|
Disaggregations within individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations. Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.There is some variability in the collection of data across jurisdictions affecting comparability.
Source and reference attributes
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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P25-Specialist services claimed through Medicare, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P29-Private sector mental health services, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 28-Public sector community mental health services, 2011
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