KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 11J – Rate of pre-admission community care, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 11J: Rate of pre-admission community care, 2015|
Proportion of admissions to state/territory public acute admitted patient mental health care service unit(s) for which a community mental health service contact, in which the consumer participated, was recorded in the seven days immediately preceding that admission.
NOTE: This specification has been adapted from the indicator MHS PI 11: Rate of pre-admission community care, 2015 (Service level version) using terminology consistent with the National Health Data Dictionary. 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 (Jurisdictional level version) (2015)|
Health, Superseded 11/05/2016
Collection and usage attributes
State/territory public acute admitted patient mental health care service units in scope for reporting as defined by the Mental Health Establishments National Minimum Data Set (admissions data).
State/territory specialised community mental health care service unit(s) in scope for reporting as defined by the Community Mental Health Care National Minimum Data Set (pre-admission community contact data).
The following admissions are excluded:
The following community mental health service contacts are excluded:
Service contacts can be provided by any community mental health care service within the state/territory.
Reference period for 2015 performance reporting: 2013–14
Different results for the seven day pre-admission community care indictor will be achieved depending on whether the indicator is based on organisation-level or state-level analysis. The key difference between the two approaches concerns whether pre-admission community care is regarded to have occurred only when the person is seen by the discharging organisation, or by any public mental health service within the jurisdiction. The preferred approach is for state-level analysis to be used, and for contacts provided by any public mental health service to be counted. This will depend however, on the capacity of jurisdictions to track service use across multiple service organisation providers and will not be possible for all jurisdictions, the details of which are explored in the data quality statement for this indicator.
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100
Number of in-scope admissions to state/territory public acute admitted patient mental health care service unit(s) for which a community mental health service contact, in which the consumer participated, was recorded in the seven days immediately preceding that admission.
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of in-scope admissions to state/territory public acute admitted patient mental health care service unit(s) occurring within the reference period.
|Denominator data elements:|
Service variables: Nil
Consumer attributes: Age, sex, SEIFA, remoteness, Indigenous status
Disaggregated data excludes missing or not reported data.
All disaggregation data are to be calculated as at admission to the admitted mental health care service unit, even if the value is null.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Continuous|
|Further data development / collection required:|
This indicator cannot be accurately constructed using the Admitted Patient Mental Health Care and Community Mental Health Care National Minimum Data Sets because they do not share a common unique identifier that would allow persons admitted to 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 that would 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:|
When data for this indicator are requested jurisdictions are required to answer 'yes' or 'no' to the question "seven day pre-admission contact based on tracking pre-admission service contacts across all state/territory public mental health services?". A 'yes' response implies that a statewide unique client identifier system is in place, or some comparable approach has been used in the data analysis to allow tracking of service utilisation by an individual consumer across all public mental health services in the jurisdiction. Collection of this information is aimed at assessing the degree of consistency between jurisdictions in data reported.
Source and reference attributes
|Reference documents:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, Third edition (2014)|
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