Comparative area resources, 2018 (Service level)
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Comparative area resources, 2018 (Service level)|
|Registration status:||Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
Per capita recurrent expenditure by the organisation on mental health services for the target population within the organisation's defined catchment area.
NOTE: There is no jurisdictional level data source available for this indicator, therefore, there is no Jurisdictional level version of this indicator specification.
|Indicator set:||Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2018) Health, Candidate 09/08/2018|
Collection and usage attributes
All public mental health service organisations.
Public sector mental health services that provide a cross regional or state-wide specialist function are excluded.
Numerator ÷ Denominator
Calculated separately for setting and target population.
Recurrent expenditure on mental health services partitioned by mental health service setting.
Number of consumers who reside in the defined mental health service organisation’s catchment area, partitioned by mental health service setting.
Service variables: target population, service setting.
Consumer attributes: nil.
|Data type:||Monetary amount|
|Unit of measure:||Currency|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Accessible|
Levels at which the indicator can be useful for benchmarking:
|Further data development / collection required:|
This indicator cannot be constructed using the Mental health establishments NMDS because information about catchment areas is not available for all public mental health service organisations.
There is no proxy solution available. To construct this indicator at a national level requires separate indicator data to be provided individually by states and territories.
Catchment area data for all public mental health service organisations needs to be available to report this indicator from national sources.
|Other issues caveats:|
This indicator assumes that the expenditure reported by the local mental health service organisation is directed to its catchment population and does not take account of cross border flows. The alternative approach of basing estimates on actual service utilisation by populations is desirable and needs to be explored in the future. Such an approach will require reliable utilisation data and development of cost modelling methodologies.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC)
National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee (NMHPSC) 2013. Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services, 3rd edn. Canberra: NMHPSC.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 10 – Comparative area resources, 2015– Health, Standard 19/11/2015