KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12 – Post-discharge community mental health care, 2021– (Service level)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||MHS PI 12: Post-discharge community mental health care, 2021– (Service level)|
Health, Standard 17/12/2021
The percentage 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 or their carer/support person participated, was recorded in the 7 days following that separation.
NOTE: This indicator is related to Post-discharge community mental health care (Jurisdictional level). There are no technical differences in the calculation methodologies between the Service level version and the Jurisdictional level version of this indicator.
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations acute psychiatric inpatient units.
Community mental health service contacts where a consumer and/or their carer/support person participated in the contact are in scope for the numerator. 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 or their carer/support person participated, was recorded in the 7 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, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), remoteness, Indigenous status, and consumer participated in the mental health service contact.
|Unit of measure:||Service event|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Continuity of care|
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.
Collection of carer/support person contacts has been added in the 2020 indicator specifications onwards. However, not all jurisdictions will be able to supply this data. Data development work to consistently capture information about carers in state/territory data systems is necessary to allow further development of this indicator.
|Other issues caveats:|
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee
National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPSC.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12 – Post-discharge community mental health care, 2020– (Service level)
Health, Standard 13/01/2021