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Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2021)

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator Set
Indicator set type:Help on this termOther
METeOR identifier:Help on this term739864
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Candidate 17/11/2021
Description:Help on this term

This indicator set contains the specifications for the 2021 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) (2021–), 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—Outcomes readiness—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.

Two indicators on involuntary treatment in admitted settings, originally developed for reporting under the Fifth National Mental Health Plan, have also been included in the Jurisdictional level specifications for national reporting.

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 Change in mental health consumer's clinical outcomes 2019–20
KPI 02 Mental health readmissions to hospital 2019–20
KPI 03 National Mental Health Service Standards compliance 2019–20
KPI 04 Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay 2019–20
KPI 05 Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day 2019–20
KPI 06 Average treatment days per three-month community mental health care period 2019–20
KPI 07 Average cost per community mental health treatment day 2019–20
KPI 08 Population access to specialised clinical mental health care 2019–20
KPI 09 Mental health new client index 2019–20
KPI 10 Comparative area resources Not yet specified for national reporting
KPI 11 Admission preceded by community mental health care 2019–20
KPI 12 Post-discharge community mental health care 2019–20
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 2020–21
KPI 16 Restraint rate 2020–21
Added to the set in 2018
KPI 17a Involuntary hospital treatment 2019–20
Added to the set in 2021
KPI 17b Involuntary patient days 2019–20
Added to the set in 2021

Relational attributes

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See also Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (2021) Health, Standardisation pending 11/10/2021

Supersedes Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Jurisdictional level version) (2020) Health, Standard 13/01/2021

See also Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services (Service level version) (2021–) Health, Standardisation pending 11/10/2021

Indicators linked to this Indicator set:Help on this term

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 01J – Change in mental health consumer's clinical outcomes, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 02J – Mental health readmissions to hospital, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 03J – National Mental Health Service Standards compliance, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 04J – Average length of acute mental health inpatient stay, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 05J – Average cost per acute mental health admitted patient day, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 06J – Average treatment days per three-month community mental health care period, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 07J – Average cost per community mental health treatment day, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 08J – Population access to specialised clinical mental health care, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 09J – Mental health new client index, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 11J – Admission preceded by community mental health care, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 12J – Post-discharge community mental health care, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 15J – Seclusion rate, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 16J – Restraint rate, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 17aJ – Involuntary hospital treatment, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

KPIs for Australian Public Mental Health Services: PI 17bJ – Involuntary patient days, 2021 Health, Candidate 17/11/2021

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 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
  • Admission preceded by community mental health care
  • Post-discharge community mental health care
  • Involuntary hospital treatment
  • Involuntary patient days.

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.

Seclusion rate and Restraint rate 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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