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Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2018)

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator Set
Indicator set type:Help on this termOther
METeOR identifier:Help on this term693022
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 09/08/2018
Description:Help on this term

This indicator set contains the specifications for the 2018 Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (MHS KPIs).

These indicator specifications facilitate the supply and publication of jurisdictional level data, which is compiled to form the national view. The specifications are adapted from the related Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2018–), which is an ongoing data development process.

As a key part of the ongoing data development, the key performance indicators are regularly reviewed to ensure they continue to be fit for purpose. At the most recent review (2017) it was agreed one indicator—MHS KPI 14—was no longer required for inclusion in the Jurisdiction level specifications for national reporting. This indicator is included in the Service level version 2015–2017.

When originally developed, the MHS KPIs were numbered from 1 to 15. These numbers have been removed from both the service and jurisdictional level versions; however, the number and data collection period for each indicator is summarised in the table below for reference.

Indicator number Indicator name Data set collection period
KPI 01 Changes in mental health consumers' clinical outcomes 2016–17
KPI 02 Mental health readmissions to hospital 2016–17
KPI 03 National Mental Health Service Standards compliance 2016–17
KPI 04 Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay 2016–17
KPI 05 Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day 2016–17
KPI 06 Average treatment days per three-month community mental health care period 2016–17
KPI 07 Average cost per community mental health treatment day 2016–17
KPI 08 Population access to specialised clinical mental health care 2016–17
KPI 09 Mental health new client index 2016–17
KPI 10 Comparative area resources Not yet specified for national reporting
KPI 11 Pre-admission community mental health care 2016–17
KPI 12 Post-discharge community mental health care 2016–17
KPI 13 Mental health consumer outcomes participation Not yet specified for national reporting
KPI 14 Outcomes readiness Removed from the set in 2017
KPI 15 Seclusion rate 2017–18

Relational attributes

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See also Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (2018) Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Supersedes Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2017) Health, Standard 14/06/2017

See also Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2018) Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Indicators linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Average cost per community mental health treatment day, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Average treatment days per three-month community mental health care period, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Change in mental health consumer's clinical outcomes, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Mental health new client index, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Mental health readmissions to hospital, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

National Mental Health Service Standards compliance, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Population access to specialised clinical mental health care, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Post-discharge community mental health care, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Pre-admission community mental health care, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Restraint rate, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Seclusion rate, 2018 Health, Candidate 09/08/2018

Collection and usage attributes

National reporting arrangement:Help on this term

Indicators are collected and reported annually in accordance with an agreement reached by the Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Principal Committee.

The following indicators cannot be sourced from existing national data collections. Data is requested and supplied annually from jurisdictions:

  • Mental health readmissions to hospital
  • Population access to specialised clinical mental health care
  • Mental health new client index
  • Pre-admission community mental health care
  • Post-discharge community mental health care.

Change in consumer's clinical outcomes is sourced from the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection data set.

The following indicators are calculated from national data sets; data is supplied in accordance with the Community Mental Health Care and the Mental Health Establishments National Minimum Data Sets:

  • National Mental Health Service Standards compliance
  • Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay
  • Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day
  • Average treatment days per three-month community mental health care period
  • Average cost per community mental health treatment day.

Rate of seclusion data are supplied in accordance with the Mental health seclusion and restraint National best endeavours data set.

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Glossary terms that are relevant to this indicator set include:

Admitted patient mental health care service

Ambulatory mental health care service

Brief ambulatory episode of mental health care

Brief inpatient episode of mental health care

Community mental health care treatment day

Episode of care

Separation

Specialised mental health service

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee

Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this term

National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPSC.

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