Skip to content Learn about the access keys available for Aristotle.Cloud

Definition

All specialised mental health services managed or funded by State or Territory health authorities.

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; and private hospital and non-government residential service units funded by specialised mental health services.

Non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding are included as service units for this NMDS.

In addition, information on funding of non-government organisations by non-health departments for the provision of mental health services is collected through a specific data element.

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

The data elements relevant to each of these types of statistical unit differ, as detailed below.

States and Territories determine the organisational units that will report as ‘regions’, ‘organisations’, and ‘service units’ for this NMDS. However, as a minimum, each hospital reported to the Public Hospital Establishments NMDS should be defined as a service unit for the purposes of this NMDS and should use the same establishment identifiers in this NMDS as are used in the National Public Hospital Establishments NMDS. In addition, as a minimum, 24 hour staffed residential services and non-24 hour staffed residential services should be defined as separate service units.

Private hospitals and non-government organisation residential services

Only the following data elements are mandatory for non-government organisation residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding: Accrued mental health care days, Co-location status of mental health service, Geographical location of establishment, Establishment identifier, Number of available beds for admitted patients, Number of episodes of residential care, Separations, Specialised mental health services—hours staffed and Total recurrent expenditure.

For these services it is not mandatory to disaggregate data elements by Specialised mental health services program type or Specialised mental health services target population where specified.

Non-residential non-government organisation mental health services

Information on the total expenditure ($) on non-residential non-government organisation mental health services (i.e. the ‘grants to non-government organisations’ data elements) by service type (e.g. accommodation services) is to be reported where available, but is also not mandatory.

Glossary items

Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Currently the metadata search in METeOR does not cover glossary items however these items are available through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.

Episode of residential care end

Episode of residential care start

Residential mental health care service

    Metadata items in this Data Set Specification

    Below is a list of all the components within this Dataset Specification.
    Each entry includes the item name, whether the item is optional, mandatory or conditional and the maximum times the item can occur in a dataset.
    If the items must occur in a particular order in the dataset, the sequence number is included before the item name.


    Data Elements
    Reference Data Element Data Type Length Inclusion #
    Episode of residential care—number of episodes of residential care, total N[NNN] - - mandatory 1
    Establishment (mental health)—full-time equivalent staff (paid), total N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition: Must be supplied if the sub-categories cannot be supplied. Can also be supplied if the sub-categories are supplied.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    NOTE: Data for the sub-categories of Salaried medical officers and diagnostic and health professionals, and the categories of Carer consultants and Consumer consultants to be reported for Mental health establishments NMDS only.

    - - conditional 1
    Establishment (mental health)—recurrent expenditure (non-salary operating costs) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment (mental health)—recurrent expenditure (total salaries and wages) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Total salary and wages is the sum of the above categories and is to be reported by service setting (admitted patient care, residential care, ambulatory care).

    For the admitted patient setting the total for salary and wages is to be disaggregated by Specialised mental health service program type and Specialised mental health service target population, together.

    Currency 9 optional 1
    Establishment—accrued mental health care days, total N[N(7)] - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—Australian state/territory identifier, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (administrative and clerical staff), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (carer consultants), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (consumer consultants), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (diagnostic and health professionals), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (domestic and other staff), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (enrolled nurses), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (occupational therapists), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    Occupational therapists are included when calculating all diagnostic and health professionals.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other diagnostic and health professionals), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    Other medical officers are included when calculating salaried medical officers.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (other personal care staff), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (psychiatry registrars and trainees), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    Psychiatry registrars and trainees are included when calculating salaried medical officers.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (psychologists), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    Psychologists are included when calculating diagnostic and health professionals.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (registered nurses), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (salaried medical officers), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    This data element should be derived from the following

    Consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists

    Medical officers who are registered to practise psychiatry under the relevant State or Territory Medical Registration Board; or who are fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists or registered with Health Insurance Commission as a specialist in Psychiatry.

    Psychiatry registrars and trainees

    Medial officers who are formal trainees within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Postgraduate Training Program.

    Other medical officers

    Medical officers employed or engaged by the organisation who are neither registered as psychiatrists within the State or Territory nor formal trainees within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Postgraduate Training Program.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 optional 1
    Establishment—full-time equivalent staff (paid) (social workers), average N[NNN{.N}]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—geographical location, code (ASGC 2004) NNNNN Number 5 mandatory 1
    Establishment—number of available beds for admitted patients/residents, average N[NNN]
    Specific Information:

    These data are to be disaggregated by specialised mental health service setting (excluding ambulatory care). For the admitted patient care setting these records are to be disaggregated by specialised mental health service program type and specialised mental health service target population.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set, available beds are restricted to available beds that are intended for overnight stays only. That is, beds that are only available for same day stays are not included in the count.

    - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—number of separations (financial year), total N[NNNNN]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set, separations are only to be reported for specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding. That is, separations from public hospitals need not be reported.

    Number 6 mandatory 1
    Establishment—organisation identifier (Australian), NNX[X]NNNNN - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—organisation identifier (state/territory), NNNNN - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (administrative expenses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (Department of Veterans' Affairs funded), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (depreciation) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (domestic services) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (drug supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: Must be supplied if the sub-categories cannot be supplied. Can also be supplied if the sub-categories are supplied.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (food supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (interest payments) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (medical and surgical supplies) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (National Mental Health Strategy funded), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other Commonwealth Government funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other patient revenue funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other recurrent expenditure) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other revenue funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (other state or territory funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (patient transport cost) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (recoveries funded expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (repairs and maintenance) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (administrative and clerical staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (carer consultants) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (consumer consultants) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (diagnostic and health professionals) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: Must be supplied if the sub-categories cannot be supplied. Can also be supplied if the sub-categories are supplied.

    This data element should be derived from the salaries and wages paid to occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and other diagnostic and health professionals.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (domestic and other staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (enrolled nurses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (occupational therapists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other diagnostic and health professionals) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    This data element should be derived from the salaries and wages paid to Occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and other diagnostic and health professionals.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other medical officers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (other personal care staff) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (psychiatry registrars and trainees)(financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (psychologists) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (registered nurses) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (salaried medical officers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    This data element should be derived from the salaries and wages paid to consultant psychiatrists and psychiatrists, psychiatry registrars and trainees and other medical officers.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (salaries and wages) (social workers) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Obligation condition 1: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Obligation condition 2: If this data element cannot be supplied, the total salaries and wages for diagnostic and health professionals must be.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (state or territory health authority funded), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (superannuation employer contributions) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—recurrent expenditure (visiting medical officer payments) (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Establishment—region identifier, X[X] - - mandatory 1
    Establishment—sector, code N
    Specific Information:

    CODE 2 is to be used for private hospitals and residential mental health care services operated by non-government organisations. Code 2 will mean 'private' for specialised mental health services with a service setting of 'admitted' and 'non-government organisation' for specialised mental health services with a service setting of 'residential'.

    - - mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—accommodation services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—advocacy services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (carer consultants employed), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (carer satisfaction surveys), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (formal complaints mechanism), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (formal participation policy), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—carer participation arrangements status (regular discussion groups), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—community awareness/health promotion services grants to non-government organisations (financial year), total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer committee representation arrangements, code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (consumer consultants employed), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Boolean 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (consumer satisfaction surveys), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Boolean 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (formal complaints mechanism), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Boolean 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (formal participation policy), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Boolean 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—consumer participation arrangements (regular discussion groups), code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Boolean 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—counselling services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—independent living skills support services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—other and unspecified mental health services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Activities or programs for which the grant has been provided must have a primary function of providing treatment, rehabilitation or community health and related support targeted towards people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability. Therefore, grants provided, for example, for research into mental health, are not included.

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding. 

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—pre-vocational training services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—psychosocial support services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—recreation services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—respite services grants to non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service organisation—self-help support groups services grants for non-government organisations, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    For the Mental health establishments national minimum data set reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service unit—implementation of National standards for mental health services status, code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—admitted patient care program type, code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service—co-location with acute care hospital, code N Number 1 conditional 1
    Specialised mental health service—number of hours staffed, average hours NN Number 2 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—number of supported public housing places, total N[N(5)] Number 6 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (academic positions), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (education and training), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (insurance), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (mental health promotion), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (mental health research), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (other indirect expenditure), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (patient transport services), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (program administration), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (property leasing costs), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (superannuation), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (support services), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—residual expenditure (workers compensation), total Australian currency N[N(8)] Currency 9 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—service setting, code N Number 1 mandatory 1
    Specialised mental health service—target population group, code N
    Specific Information:
    Obligation condition: reporting of this data element is optional for non-government residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive state or territory government funding.
    String 1 mandatory 1
    State or Territory Government—mental health services grants to non-government organisations by non-health departments, total Australian currency N[N(8)]
    Specific Information:

    Do not include grants made by the state or territory health departments.

    Do not include grants to non-government organisations for provision of staffed residential services.

    Activities or programs for which the grant has been provided must have a primary function of providing treatment, rehabilitation or community health and related support and information services for people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability, their carers or the broader community. These include accommodation, advocacy, community awareness, health promotion, counselling, independent living skills, psychosocial, recreation, residential, respite and self-help services. Mental health-related research is excluded. These may include, for example, a coordinated approach to service provision for people with a mental disorder or psychiatric disability for which most funding is provided by the state or territory health department, but some funding provided by other agencies, such as housing.

    Grants are only to be reported at the state or territory level and should not be reported at any other level.

    Currency 9 mandatory 1

    Comments

    Comments:

    Private hospitals and non-government organisation residential services

    Only the following data elements are mandatory for non-government organisation residential mental health services and specialised mental health services provided by private hospitals that receive State or Territory government funding: Accrued mental health care days, Co-location status of mental health service, Geographical location of establishment, Establishment identifier, Number of available beds for admitted patients, Number of episodes of residential care, Separations, Specialised mental health services—hours staffed and Total recurrent expenditure.

    For these services it is not mandatory to disaggregate data elements by Specialised mental health services program type or Specialised mental health services target population where specified.

    Non-residential non-government organisation mental health services

    Information on the total expenditure ($) on non-residential non-government organisation mental health services (i.e. the ‘grants to non-government organisations’ data elements) by service type (e.g. accommodation services) is to be reported where available, but is also not mandatory.

    Glossary items

    Some previous Knowledgebase data element concepts are available in the METeOR glossary. Currently the metadata search in METeOR does not cover glossary items however these items are available through links in the relevant metadata items. In addition links to the glossary terms that are relevant to this National minimum data set are included here.

    Episode of residential care end

    Episode of residential care start

    Residential mental health care service

      References

      Related content

      Relation Count
      As a numerator in an Indicator 0
      As a denominator in an Indicator 0
      As a disaggregation in an Indicator 0