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Definition

Proportion of population receiving clinical mental health services.

Indicator Summary

Numerator
Number of people receiving clinical mental health services
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Denominator
Total population
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Computation

Rates directly age-standardised.

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, …

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Disaggregation

2007–08 and 2008–09—Nationally by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 and 2008–09—State and territory, by service stream, by:

  • 10-year age group (age specific rate)
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles
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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

Rates directly age-standardised.

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. Also includes Item 2702, with effect from 1 January 2010.

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, 81325, 81355, 82000, 82015.

State and territory disaggregation of MBS data is based on patient residence, whereas state and territory disaggregation of community mental health care data and Private Mental Health Alliance data is based on location of service.

Presented as a percentage.

Numerators
Number of people receiving clinical mental health services
Denominators
Total population
Disaggregation

2007–08 and 2008–09—Nationally by SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) deciles

2007–08 and 2008–09—State and territory, by service stream, by:

  • 10-year age group (age specific rate)
  • Indigenous status
  • remoteness
  • SEIFA IRSD quintiles

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