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National Healthcare Agreement: P32-Proportion of people with mental illness with GP care plans, 2010

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termProportion of people with mental illness with GP care plans, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394996
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termProportion of people with mental illness with GP Mental Health Care Plans
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P32-Proportion of people with mental illness with GP care plans, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Population group age from:Help on this term16 years of age (Presentation 1 and 3)
Population group age to:Help on this term84 years of age (Presentation 1 and 3)
Computation description:Help on this term

Numerator: Count each individual once only

Denominator: Calculated by applying the estimated proportion (age and sex-specific) of the population with mental illness (from the most recent ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing) to the Estimated Resident Population

Presentation 1 and 3 limited to persons aged 16–84 years.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

GP Mental Health Care Plan: Better Access MBS item 2710

Computation:Help on this term

Presentation 1: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Presentation 2a: Numerator only

Presentation 2b: Age-specific rate, 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Presentation 3: 100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of persons with a GP Mental Health Care Plan
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
MBS item number
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termEstimated number of people with mental illness
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
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 SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Persons exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness (based on ICD-10 mental disorder) in the last 12 months
Data Source
ABS 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Guide for use
Data source type: Survey
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person (address)—Australian postcode
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
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Specified disaggregations:

Presentation 1: Nationally and state/territory

Presentation 2: Nationally, state/territory (of patient residence) by age group

Presentation 3: Nationally by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Available disaggregations:

Presentation 1: Nationally and state/territory

Presentation 2: Nationally, state/territory (of patient residence) by age group

Presentation 3: Nationally by remoteness area and SEIFA of residence

Data for 2008-09 is currently available. 

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2008-09 (numerator), based on 2007 denominator.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termPercentage
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termPerson
Format:Help on this termNN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termEffectiveness

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Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceMedicare (MBS) data
Frequency
Monthly
Data custodian
Department of Health

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 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Frequency
10 years
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Interim

Consideration needs to be given to improving the prevalence measure of common/high prevalence mental disorders in the Australian community.

The current measure (ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing) has only been conducted twice in the last ten years and is designed to provide national estimates and cannot provide some of the desired disaggregations. The national survey only captures common/high prevalence mental disorders. A survey of low prevalence disorders is being conducted 2009–10.

Work needs to continue to improve the completeness of the Voluntary Indigenous Identifier in the Medicare database. This includes the development of an adjustment factor for MBS data, using data from a currently available sample. This indicator would ideally be related to the number of Indigenous Australians with mental illness.
Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Disaggregation by state/territory produces reliable estimates for six jurisdictions only.

Some disaggregations could result in numbers too small for publication.

MBS item numbers change over time and need to be updated as required.

As of 1 July 2009, a diagnosis of mental illness is required to access these plans, and the item name changed to GP Mental Health Treatment Plan. 

During 2008–09, a diagnosis of mental illness was not required to access a GP Mental Health Care Plan. Therefore data reported by the CRC in 2011 will not be directly comparable to that reported by the CRC in 2010.

Relational attributes

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P30-Proportion of people with diabetes who have a GP annual cycle of care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P31-Proportion of people with asthma with a written asthma plan, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P33-Women with at least one antenatal visit in the first trimester, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 32-Proportion of people with mental illness with GP treatment plans, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

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