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    Mental health-related services provided by general practitioners

    Information is presented on mental health-related services provided by general practitioners (GP) from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health survey (BEACH) providing information on general practitioners encounters and administrative data from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) items provided by GPs.


    Mental health services provided in emergency departments

    All state and territory health authorities collect a core set of nationally comparable information on most of the emergency departments occasions of services in public hospitals. This episode-level information is compiled annually to form the National Non-Admitted patient Emergency department Care Database. State and territory health departments supply aggregated data on mental health-related services provided by emergency departments.


    State and territory community mental health care services

    Data on state and territory community mental health care services are sourced from the National Community Mental Health Care Database (NCHMCD). The NCHMCD contains data on all ambulatory mental health service contacts provided by government-operated community mental health care services as specified in the Community Mental Health Care National Minimum Data Set (CMHC NMDS).


    Same day admitted mental health-related care

    Data presented in the Same day admitted mental health-related care for public hospitals comes from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NMHD) and is a compilation of electronic summary separation records from admitted patient morbidity data collections in Australian public hospitals. Private hospital data in this section comes from the Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service (PMHA CDMS) which collects and reports on a nationally agreed suite of clinical measures and related data.

    Overnight admitted mental health-related care

    Overnight admitted mental health-related care   is taken from the National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) which is a compilation of episode-level records from admitted patient morbidity data collections in Australian hospitals.

     

    Medicare-subsidised mental health-related services

    Information is presented on medicare-subsidised mental health-related services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).


    Restrictive practices

    The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) provides information on episode-level records from admitted patient morbidity data collections in Australian hospitals for the Restrictive practices section.


    Residential mental health care

    Data on episodes of residential care provided by residential mental health care services are presented in this section, sourced from the National Residential Mental Health Care Database (NRMHCD).