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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termProgress measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421651
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 31/10/2011
Description:Help on this termProportion of population receiving clinical mental health services.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 21-Treatment rate for mental illness, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Rates directly age-standardised.

Inclusive of all mental-health related MBS items and includes some ambulatory-equivalent admitted patient mental health service contacts.

Consultant psychiatrist services include MBS items 134, 136,138, 140, 142, 289,291, 293, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 304,306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 316, 318, 319, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 338, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 361, 364, 366, 367, 369, 370, 855, 857, 858, 861, 864, 866, 14224

GP and other services include MBS items 170, 171, 172, 2574, 2575, 2577, 2578, 2704, 2705, 2707, 2708, 2710, 2712, 2713, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727. Also includes Item 2702, with effect from 1 January 2010.

Clinical psychologist services include MBS items 80000, 80005, 80010, 80015, 80020

Other allied health services include MBS items 10956, 10968, 80100, 80105, 80110, 80115, 80120, 80125, 80130, 80135, 80140, 80145, 80150, 80155, 80160, 80165, 80170, 81325, 81355, 82000, 82015.

State and territory disaggregation of MBS data is based on patient residence, whereas state and territory disaggregation of community mental health care data and Private Mental Health Alliance data is based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.

Computation:Help on this term100 x (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Calculated separately for public, private, Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)/Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)-funded services.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of people receiving clinical mental health services
Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—person identifier
Data Source
Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—government funding identifier, Medicare card number N(11)
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—person identifier
Data Source
State/territory community mental health care data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Denominator:Help on this termTotal population
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 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:Help on this term

2007–08 and 2008–09—Nationally by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 and 2008–09—State and territory, by service stream, by:

  • 10-year age group (age specific rate)  
  • Indigenous status  
  • remoteness  
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier
Data Source
Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
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 and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
Data Source
State/territory community mental health care data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by remoteness and SEIFA IRSD
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—age
Data Source
State/territory community mental health care data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier
Data Source
State/territory community mental health care data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
Comments:Help on this term

Inclusion of services reimbursed through DVA, pending advice from DVA.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report: 2007–08 (updated for DVA data) and 2008–09.

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 termN[NN].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourcePrivate Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

Private Mental Health Alliance



Data SourceMedicare (MBS) data
Frequency
Monthly
Data custodian
Department of Health

Data SourceState/territory community mental health care data
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian

State/territory health authorities



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: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 termSpecification: Proxy

Relational attributes

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

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 28-Public sector community mental health services, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 29-Private sector mental health services, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also 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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