Mental health servicesin Australia
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A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a measure that describes a situation concisely, helps track progress and performance and acts as a guide to inform decision making. KPIs in the public mental health sector cover different aspects of services, may be affected by many factors, and are often interconnected. They can inform consumers', service providers' and funders' impressions of service and service performance.
Data are currently available for 13 out of the 15 KPIs. For a number of the 13 indicators currently available, users can customise charts and tables according to consumer characteristics, geography, service type/level and year. Data can be exported by right clicking on any chart/table. The tiles below link to the SAS VA portal.
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The KPIs for Australian mental health services have been developed to improve accountability and transparency at the Mental Health Service Organisation (MHSO) level. The 15 indicators aim to address the Health System Performance tier of the National Health Performance Framework by monitoring performance within public MHSO. It is anticipated that future indicator work will incorporate private and non-government MHSO activity to provide a complete measure of national service performance. The ultimate goal of the MHS KPIs is that consumer outcomes are improved as a result of improved quality of service.
The Third edition of the Key Performance Indicators for Australian Public Mental Health Services was published by the National Mental Health Performance Subcommittee in 2014, and outlined the development and specifications of the Mental Health Services KPI set to date. Many of the indicators in this publication have also been reported nationally in the Report on Government Services, Mental health services in Australia , National Mental Health Report and COAG Reform Council reports on National Healthcare Agreement. Several of these indicators have the capacity for aggregated reporting, enabling the indicators to be used for benchmarking purposes at an individual service level.