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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 funded through the Medicare Benefits Scheme or the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
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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) items 2702 and 2710 funded through the Medicare Benefits Scheme of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

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 …

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Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11:

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 (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure) 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) items 2702 and 2710 funded through the Medicare Benefits Scheme of the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).

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 to the 2001 Australian population.

Analysis by state and territory, remoteness and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) is based on the postcode of residence of person as recorded in Medicare Australia's database at the date the last service was recieved in the reference period.

Presentation 1: a percentage.

Presentation 2a: a number.

Presentation 2b: a percentage.

Presentation 3: a percentage.

Numerators
Number of persons with a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan funded through the Medicare Benefits Scheme or the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA).
Denominators
Estimated number of people with mental illness
Disaggregation

2008–09 and 2009–10 (updated to include DVA data), and 2010–11:

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 (Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Structure) and SEIFA Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage (IRSD) quintiles

Some disaggregations may result in numbers too small for publication.

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