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Definition

Ambulatory mental health services provided by private psychiatrists, GPs and allied health providers (including psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers).

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of ambulatory mental health service contacts provided by private psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists and other allied health providers (including registered psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers) claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
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Denominator
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Computation
Include Better Access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items claimed by allied health professionals (including occupational therapists and social workers) in addition to private psychiatrists, GPs and psychologists.

Inclusive of all mental-health related MBS items and includes some ambulatory-equivalent admitted patient mental health service contacts.

Consultant psychiatrist services include MBS items 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 289, 291, 293, 296, 297, …

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description
Include Better Access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items claimed by allied health professionals (including occupational therapists and social workers) in addition to private psychiatrists, GPs and psychologists.

Inclusive of all mental-health related MBS items and includes some ambulatory-equivalent admitted patient mental health service contacts.

Consultant psychiatrist services include MBS items 134, 136, 138, 140, 142, 289, 291, 293, 296, 297, 299, 300, 302, 304, 306, 308, 310, 312, 314, 316, 318, 319, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 330, 332, 334, 336, 338, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350, 352, 353, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359, 361, 364, 366, 367, 369, 370, 855, 857, 858, 861, 864, 866, 14224

GP and other services include MBS items 170, 171, 172, 2574, 2575, 2577, 2578, 2704, 2705, 2707, 2708, 2710, 2712, 2713, 2721, 2723, 2725, 2727

Clinical psychologist services include MBS items 80000, 80005, 80010, 80015, 80020

Other allied health services include MBS items 10956, 10968, 80100, 80105, 80110, 80115, 80120, 80125, 80130, 80135, 80140, 80145, 80150, 80155, 80160, 80165, 80170, 82000, 82015

Presented per 1,000 population.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.
Numerators
Number of ambulatory mental health service contacts provided by private psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists and other allied health providers (including registered psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers) claimed through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) or Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

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