• ABS: Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • DoHA: Department of Health and Ageing

  • ATAPS: Access to Allied Psychological Services

  • ATC: Anatomical Therapeutic Classification

  • BOiMHC: Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care

  • CI: Confidence Interval

  • CIDI: Composite International Diagnostic Interview

  • COAG: Council of Australian Governments

  • CP: Consultant Psychiatry items

  • DoHA: Department of Health and Ageing

  • ERP: Estimated resident population

  • FPS: Focussed Psychological Strategies – Allied mental health items

  • FWE: Full–time weighted equivalent

  • GPC: GP Mental Health Consultation items

  • GPPR: GP Mental Health Treatment Plan and Review items

  • GPs: General Practitioners

  • ICD–10: International Classification of Diseases

  • IRSD: The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage

  • MBS: Medicare Benefits Schedule

  • MHCA: Mental Health Council of Australia

  • NSMHWB: National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • P: Probability

  • PBS: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

  • PTS: Psychological Therapy Services items

  • RPBS: Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

  • RR: Risk Ratio

  • RRMA: Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas

  • K10: Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

  • OLS: Ordinary Least Squares

  • SPSS: Statistical package for the Social Sciences

  • SEIFA: Socio–Economic Indexes for Areas

  • SLA: Statistical Local Area

  • WMH–CIDI: World Mental Health Survey Initiative version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview

  • YLD: Years Lived with Disability