Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 17bJ: Involuntary patient days, 2021|
The percentage of admitted patient specialised mental health care patient days where the consumer has a mental health legal status of 'involuntary'.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2021)|
Health, Standard 17/12/2021
Collection and usage attributes
State/territory public admitted patient mental health service units. Only public hospitals are in scope for this indicator.
(Numerator ÷ Denominator) x 100
Number of psychiatric care days where patients have a mental health legal status of ‘Involuntary’.
|Numerator data elements:|
Total number of psychiatric care days for admitted patient mental health care services.
|Denominator data elements:|
Service variables: acute/non-acute units, and target population.
Consumer attributes: age, sex, and Indigenous status.
Disaggregated data excludes missing or not reported data.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for reporting: 2019–20. This indicator refers to the inpatient setting only.
|Unit of measure:||Day|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Safety|
Data source attributes
State/territory health authorities
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
State and territory health authorities.
|Other issues caveats:|
The use of involuntary treatment is governed by either legislation (a Mental Health Act or equivalent) or mandatory policy within each state and territory. The definitions used within the legislation and policies vary between jurisdictions including, but not limited to, forensic-related legislation that applies to admitted patient mental health services. These variations should be recognised in the interpretation of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
|Related metadata references:|
See also KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 17aJ – Involuntary hospital treatment, 2021