Evaluation of the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and GPs through the Medicare Benefits Schedule initiative

This comprehensive evaluation assessed the overall appropriateness, effectiveness and impact of the Better Access initiative.

Page last updated: 22 April 2014

Page last reviewed: 15 August 2014

Fact sheet
Questions and answers

The evaluation comprises several components:

Summative evaluation - key findings of the evaluation

Component A: a study of consumers and their outcomes
Component A.2: a study of consumers and their outcomes (focusing on the occupational therapy and social work sectors)

Component B: an analysis of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) administrative data

Component C: analysis of the allied mental health workforce supply and distribution

Component D: overarching summary of consultation with stakeholders
Component D: consultation with stakeholders: executive summary
Component D: consultation with stakeholders: report (including attachment 1)

Component E: the independent evaluation of the Mental Health Professionals Network

Component F: analysis of the Second National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing


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