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released: 21 Dec 2005 author: AIHW media release

This is a detailed report on Australia's mental health services which includes a wide range of data to provide a picture of the range of mental health-related services provided in the health and community services sectors. Included for the first time is information on mental health-related supported accommodation services from the AIHW's Supported Accommodation Assistance Program National Data Collection.

ISSN 1443-6795; ISBN 978 1 74024 523 4; Cat. no. HSE 40; 324pp.; $30.00

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (207K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Foreword
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
  • Sections
    1. Overview (207K PDF)
      • Changes in mental health care over time
      • Patient demographics
      • Mental health problems and disorders
      • Medication
      • Labour force
      • Psychiatric hospitals and community and residential mental health services
    2. Introduction (186K PDF)
      • Report structure
      • Background
      • Health service expenditure for mental health disorders
      • Further information
    3. Ambulatory mental health care (438K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Mental health care in general practice
      • Private psychiatrist services
      • Hospital outpatient services and community mental health care services
      • Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement-funded mental
        health-related non-residential care
      • Ambulatory-equivalent mental health-related separations
    4. Residential and admitted patient mental health care (273K PDF)
      • Definition of mental health-related separations
      • National overview
      • Admitted patient mental health care
      • Residential care provided by government-operated residential mental health
        services
      • Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement-funded residential mental
        health care
    5. Specialised admitted patient mental health care (467K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Patient demographics
      • Principal diagnoses
      • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups
      • Procedures
      • Mode of admission
      • Mode of separation
      • Care type
    6. Non-specialised mental health care for admitted patients (302K PDF)
      • Overview
      • Patient demographics
      • Principal diagnoses
      • Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups
      • Procedures
      • Mode of admission
      • Mode of separation
      • Care type
    7. Specialised mental health care resources (280K PDF)1
      • Specialised mental health care labour forces
      • Government-operated community and residential mental health services
      • Psychiatric and acute care hospitals
  • End matter (596K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1: Data sources and technical notes
      • Appendix 2: Definitions of mental health-related care and medications and of
        ambulatory-equivalent separations
      • Appendix 3: State and territory ambulatory and admitted patient mental health care data
      • Appendix 4: Mental health-related data from the Supported Accommodation
        Assistance Program National Data Collection
      • Appendix 5: National Survey of Mental Health Services
    • Glossary
    • References
    • Index

Appendixes

Notes on updates and corrections

  • 21 December 2005: Chapter 7 (273K PDF)
    • PDF version has been updated due to a resupply of data for Table 7.5 on page 191 (110K PDF) and text relating to the table on page 185 (57K PDF).
    • PDF version has been updated to correct all data on constant prices in Table 7.9 on page 198 (88K PDF) and text relating to the table on page 196 (71K PDF) and page 204 (71K PDF).
  • 31 May 2006: An amendment has been made to Table 5.10: Separations with specialised psychiatric care for male patients, by principle diagnosis in ICD-10-AM groupings and age group, Australia, 2003-04 on page 134.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2005. Mental health services in Australia 2003-04. Mental health series no. 8. Cat. no. HSE 40. Canberra: AIHW.

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