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Definition

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

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan: Better Access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item 2702 and 2710.

Numerator: Count each individual once only.

Denominator: To be 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 Presentation …

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Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10:

Presentation 1: State and territory

Presentation 2a: State and territory by 10 year age group

Presentation 2b: State and territory by 10 year age group

Presentation 3: Nationally, by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan: Better Access Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item 2702 and 2710.

Numerator: Count each individual once only.

Denominator: To be 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 Presentation 3 limited to persons aged 16–84 years.

Rates directly age-standardised.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on usual residence of person.

Presentation 1: presented as a percentage.

Presentation 2a: presented as a number.

Presentation 2b: presented as a percentage.

Presentation 3: presented as a percentage.

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

2008–09 and 2009–10:

Presentation 1: State and territory

Presentation 2a: State and territory by 10 year age group

Presentation 2b: State and territory by 10 year age group

Presentation 3: Nationally, by remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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