KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12 – Rate of post-discharge community care, 2015–
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 12: Rate of post-discharge community care, 2015–|
Proportion of separations from the mental health service organisation’s acute psychiatric inpatient unit(s) for which a community mental health service contact, in which the consumer participated, was recorded in the seven days following that separation.
NOTE: This indicator is related to MHS PI 12J: Rate of post-discharge community care (Jurisdictional level version). There are no technical differences in the calculation methodologies between the Service level version and the Jurisdictional level version of this indicator.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2015–)|
Health, Superseded 16/02/2021
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations acute psychiatric inpatient units. The following separations are excluded:
The following community service contacts are excluded:
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100
Number of in-scope separations from the mental health service organisation’s acute psychiatric inpatient unit(s) for which a public sector community mental health service contact in which the consumer participated, was recorded in the seven days following that separation.
Number of in-scope separations for the mental health service organisation’s acute psychiatric inpatient unit(s).
Service variables: Target population
Consumer attributes: Age, SEIFA, remoteness, Indigenous status
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Continuous|
Levels at which indicator can be useful for benchmarking:
|Further data development / collection required:|
This indicator cannot be accurately constructed using the Admitted Patient and Community Mental Health Care National Minimum Data Sets because they do not share a common unique identifier to allow persons admitted into hospital to be tracked in the community services data. Additionally, states and territories vary in the extent to which state-wide unique identifiers are in place to allow accurate tracking of persons who are seen by multiple organisations.
There is no proxy solution available. To construct this indicator at a national level requires separate indicator data to be provided individually by states and territories.
Development of a system of state-wide unique patient identifiers within all mental health NMDSs is needed to improve this capacity.
|Other issues caveats:|
Source and reference attributes
Key performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, Third edition (2014)
|Related metadata references:|
Has been superseded by KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12 – Post-discharge community mental health care, 2018 (Service level)
The download may take a while, please wait.
Do not refresh the screen until the download is complete.