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
METeOR identifier:394946
Registration status:Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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Quality statement:National Healthcare Agreement: P28-Public sector community mental health services, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011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
Numerator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—person identifier, XXXXXX[X(14)]
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Total population
Denominator data elements:
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—estimated resident population of Australia
Data Source
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Guide for use
Data source type: Census-based plus administrative by-product data
Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used to determine age at contact date
Data Element / Data SetMental health service contact—service contact date, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Used to determine age at contact date
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetEstablishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N
Data Source
Community mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
NMDS / DSS
Community mental health care NMDS 2007-08
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Rate
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Person
Format:NN[N]

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Accessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:
Data SourceCommunity mental health care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS)
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data SourceABS Estimated resident population (total population)
Frequency
Quarterly
Quality statement
ABS Estimated resident population (total population), QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections (2001 Census-based)
Frequency
Periodic
Quality statement
ABS Indigenous experimental estimates and projections, QS
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

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.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P25-Specialist services claimed through Medicare, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P29-Private sector mental health services, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 28-Public sector community mental health services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011