Mental health servicesin Australia
Topics under the specialised mental health care are ordered from community based services to more intensive hospital based care
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.
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.
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).
Data presented in the Ambulatory-equivalent mental health-related admitted patient care - public hospitals section 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.
The Private Mental Health Alliance Centralised Data Management Service (PMHA CDMS) collects and reports on a nationally agreed suite of clinical measures and related data. Information from this collection has been used in the Ambulatory-equivalent mental health-related admitted patient care-private hospitalssection
Information is presented on medicare-subsidised mental health-related services from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
The National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD) provides information on episode-level records from admitted patient morbidity data collections in Australian hospitals for the Admitted patient mental health-related care section.
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).