Mental health establishments NMDS 2014-15

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Set Specification
METeOR identifier:546889
Registration status:Health, Superseded 13/11/2014
DSS type:National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)
Scope:

The scope of the Mental health establishments national minimum data set (MHE NMDS) is all Specialised mental health services managed or funded by state or territory health authorities. The concept of a specialised mental health service is not dependent on the inclusion of the service within the state or territory mental health budget. Services funded by government from non-mental health specific budgets are considered in-scope for collection if they meet the definition of a Specialised mental health service. Services funded wholly by the Australian Government are considered out-of-scope for the MHE NMDS.

All services operated within the budget of a Specialised mental health service organisation are considered in-scope for the MHE NMDS. These services are also expected to report client level data, that is, reporting to the Community mental health care NMDS, Residential mental health care NMDS, Admitted patient care NMDS and the Mental Health National Outcomes and Casemix Collection. There are some services reporting to the MHE NMDS for which the collection of client level data is not warranted, however, these services are uncommon and any omission of client level data must be justified by jurisdictions. 

Specialised mental health services are those with a primary function to provide treatment, rehabilitation or community support targeted towards people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability. These activities are delivered from a service or facility that is readily identifiable as both ‘specialised’ and ‘serving a mental health care function’.

A service is not defined as a specialised mental health service solely because its clients include people affected by a mental illness or psychiatric disability.

The definition excludes specialist drug and alcohol services and services for people with intellectual disabilities, except where they are specifically established to assist people affected by a mental disorder who also have drug and alcohol related disorders or intellectual disability.
The services can be sub-units of hospitals that are not, themselves, specialised mental health establishments (e.g. designated psychiatric units and wards, outpatient clinics etc).

There is a hierarchy of statistical units used within the MHE NMDS. Information is provided at each level: State/Territory; Region; Organisation; Hospital/Service unit cluster; and Service unit (Admitted patient services, Residential services and Ambulatory services). Each level has a unique set of attributes which comprise the NMDS data elements and additional supplementary information.

The statistical units are specialised mental health services. These are the specialised mental health components of the state and territory health authorities, and of regions within states and territories; specialised mental health service organisations; service units within those organisations; hospitals or service unit clusters; service units; and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals, and non-government residential service units in receipt of state or territory government funding.

Specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals and non-government residential mental health services that receive state or territory government funding are included as service units for this NMDS.

Ambulatory services managed by non-government organisations (NGOs) are not defined as statistical units for this NMDS.

Collection and usage attributes

Statistical unit:Specialised mental health service
Collection methods:

National reporting arrangements

State and territory health authorities provide the data to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for national collation, on an annual basis.

Periods for which data are collected and nationally collated

Financial years ending 30 June each year.

Implementation start date:01/07/2014
Implementation end date:30/06/2015
Comments:

Glossary items

Glossary terms that are relevant to this national minimum data set are included here.

Administrative and clerical staff

Admitted patient mental health care service

Ambulatory care

Ambulatory mental health care service

Consultant psychiatrist

Diagnostic and health professional

Domestic and other staff

Enrolled nurse

Episode of residential care end

Episode of residential care start

Geographic indicator

Hospital-in-the-home care

Mental health carer

Mental health carer workers

Mental health consumer

Mental health consumer workers

Mental health-funded non-government organisation

Occupational therapist

Other diagnostic and health professional

Other medical officer

Other personal care staff

Psychiatrist

Psychiatry registrar or trainee

Psychologist

Registered nurse

Resident

Residential mental health care service

Salaried medical officer

Separation

Social Worker

Visiting medical officer

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Mental Health Establishments NMDS 2014–15: National Mental Health Establishments Database, 2017; Quality Statement AIHW Data Quality Statements, Archived 29/01/2018

Supersedes Mental health establishments NMDS 2013-14 Health, Superseded 07/03/2014

Has been superseded by Mental health establishments NMDS 2015-16 Health, Superseded 04/09/2015

Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

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Seq No.Metadata item Obligation Max occurs
-Address—statistical area, level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)Mandatory1
-Available bed—overnight-stay admitted care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Available bed—residential mental health care, average number of beds N[NNN.N]Mandatory1
-Episode of residential care—number of episodes of residential care, total NNNNMandatory1
-Establishment (mental health)—recurrent expenditure (non-salary operating costs) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment (mental health)—recurrent expenditure (total salaries and wages) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—accrued mental health care days, total N[N(7)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (diagnostic and health professionals), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (domestic and other staff), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (enrolled nurses), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health carer workers), average NNNN.NNMandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer and carer workers), average NNNN.NNMandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (mental health consumer workers), average NNNN.NNMandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (nurses), average NNNN.NNMandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (occupational therapists), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other diagnostic and health professionals), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other personal care staff), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (psychiatry registrars and trainees), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (psychologists), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (registered nurses), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (social workers), average N[NNN{.N}]Mandatory1
-Establishment—Local Hospital Network identifier, code NNNMandatory1
-Establishment—number of separations (financial year), total N[NNNNN]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (administrative expenses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (Department of Veterans' Affairs funded), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (depreciation) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (domestic services) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (drug supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (food supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (interest payments) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (medical and surgical supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other Commonwealth Government funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other patient revenue funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other recurrent expenditure) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other revenue funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other state or territory funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (patient transport cost) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (recoveries funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (repairs and maintenance) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (administrative and clerical staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (domestic and other staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (enrolled nurses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (mental health carer workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (mental health consumer workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (occupational therapists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other diagnostic and health professionals) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other medical officers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other personal care staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (psychiatry registrars and trainees)(financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (psychologists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (registered nurses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (social workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (state or territory health authority funded), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (superannuation employer contributions) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—recurrent expenditure (visiting medical officer payments) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—region identifier, X[X]Mandatory1
-Establishment—region name, text XXX[X(57)]Mandatory1
-Establishment—sector, code NMandatory1
-Establishment—service unit cluster identifier, XXXXXMandatory1
-Establishment—service unit cluster name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Hospital—hospital identifier, XXXXXMandatory1
-Hospital—hospital name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—accommodation services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—advocacy services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (carer consultants employed), code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—carer representation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—community awareness/health promotion services grants to non-government organisations (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer committee representation arrangements, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (consumer consultants employed), code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer representation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—counselling services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—independent living skills support services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation identifier, XXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—organisation name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—other and unspecified mental health services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—pre-vocational training services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—psychosocial support services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—recreation services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—respite services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—self-help support groups services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—service delivery setting, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of formal complaints mechanism for carer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of formal complaints mechanism for consumer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of formal participation policy for carer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of formal participation policy for consumer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of regular carer experience surveys for carer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of regular consumer experience surveys for consumer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of regular discussion groups for carer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service organisation—use of regular discussion groups for consumer participation arrangements indicator, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service unit—implementation of National standards for mental health services status, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—admitted patient service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—ambulatory service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—co-location with acute care hospital, code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—non-government non-profit indicator, yes/no code NMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—number of clients receiving services from an ambulatory mental health care service, total clients NNNNNNMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—number of hours staffed, average hours NNMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—number of service contacts provided to clients by an ambulatory mental health care service, total contacts NNNNNNMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit identifier, XXXXXXMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residential service unit name, text XXX[X(97)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (academic positions), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (education and training), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (insurance), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (Mental Health Act Regulation or related legislation), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (mental health promotion), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (mental health research), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (other indirect expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (patient transport services), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (program administration), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (property leasing costs), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (service development), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (superannuation), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (support services), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (workers compensation), total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—supported mental health housing places, total NNNNNNMandatory1
-Specialised mental health service—target population group, code NMandatory4
-State or Territory Government—mental health services grants to non-government organisations by non-health departments, total Australian currency N[N(8)]Mandatory1