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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 29-Private sector mental health services, 2012

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termOutput measure
Short name:Help on this termPI 29-Private sector mental health services, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term435986
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Retired 25/06/2013
Description:Help on this termAmbulatory mental health services provided by private psychiatrists, GPs and allied health providers (psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and Aboriginal health workers).
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 29-Private sector mental health services, 2012 QS Health, Retired 14/01/2015

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

Rates directly age-standardised to the 2001 Australian population.

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)

Inclusive of all mental-health related Medicare Benefits Schedule (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.

Medicare Benefits Scheme data presented by Indigenous status are adjusted for under-identification in the Medicare Australia Voluntary Indigenous Identifier (VII) database.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on the postcode of residence of person as recorded in Medicare Australia's database at the date the last service was recieved in the reference period. 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA)

Inclusive of all mental-health related Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items and additional DVA 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, 2702, 2710, 2712, 2713, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727.

Clinical psychologist services include MBS items 80000, 80005, 80010, 80015, 80020 and DVA items US01, US02, US03, US04, US05, US06, US07, US08, US50, US51, US99.

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 and DVA items CL20, CL25, CL30, US11, US12, US13, US14, US15, US16, US17, US18, US21, US22, US23, US24, US25, US26, US27, US31, US32, US33, US34, US35, US36, US37, US52, US53, US96, US97, US98.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on the residence of person as recorded by Medicare Australia at the date the last service was received in the reference period. 

Presented per 1,000 population.

Computation:Help on this term

1,000 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)

Medicare Benefits Scheme and Department of Veterans' Affairs data combined.

Numerator:Help on this termNumber of ambulatory mental health service contacts provided by private psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists and other allied health providers (including registered psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and Aboriginal health workers) claimed through the Medicare Benefits Scheme or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
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
Used to identify mental health services
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Service contact—service contact date
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) 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

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11—Nationally, by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles.

2008-09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11—State and territory, by:

  • service streams (Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, General Practitioner and Other Allied Health).
  • sex.
  • sex by age (10 year groups) (age specific rates).
  • Indigenous status (Medicare Benefits Scheme data only).
  • remoteness (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure).
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles.

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—area of usual residence
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—date of birth
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Person—sex
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use
Data source type: Administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Service streams
Data Source
Medicare (MBS) data
Guide for use

Data source type: Administrative by-product data

Service streams are Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologist, General Practitioner and Other Allied Health
Comments:Help on this term

Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2010–11

Major service streams are private psychiatrists, GPs, clinical psychologists and other allied health providers (including registered psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, mental health nurses and Aboriginal health workers).

MBS and DVA item numbers change over time. Extracted data may include historical item numbers that are no longer current but have been processed by Medicare Australia within the reference period. 

Representational attributes

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

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termAccessibility

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 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 termDepartment of Health and Ageing/Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Further data development / collection required:Help on this termSpecification: Interim

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 21-Treatment rates for mental illness, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 25-Specialist services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 28-Public sector community mental health services, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013

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

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