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Definition

Proportion of people with mental illness with GP Mental Health Care Plans
Numerator
Number of persons with a GP Mental Health Care Plan
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Denominator
Estimated number of people with mental illness
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Computation

Numerator: Count each individual once only

Denominator: Calculated by applying the estimated proportion (age and sex-specific) of the population with mental illness (from the most recent ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing) to the Estimated Resident Population

Presentation 1 and 3 limited to persons aged 16–84 years.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 …

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Disaggregation

Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Numerator: Count each individual once only

Denominator: Calculated by applying the estimated proportion (age and sex-specific) of the population with mental illness (from the most recent ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing) to the Estimated Resident Population

Presentation 1 and 3 limited to persons aged 16–84 years.

Rates are directly age-standardised to the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

GP Mental Health Care Plan: Better Access MBS item 2710

Numerators
Number of persons with a GP Mental Health Care Plan
Denominators
Estimated number of people with mental illness
Disaggregation

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