National mental health report 2013

4.2 New South Wales

Page last updated: 2013

Table NSW1: Indicators of mental health reform in New South Wales

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Symbols used in table:

  • 'n.a.' signifies that the indicator is not available because relevant national data were not collected.
  • '..' indicates that the indicator is not applicable for the year on a comparable basis to other reported years.
  • '-' indicates zero.

A. State government expenditure

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
564
1,085
1,303
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
94
157
182
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
5
8
7
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
3.5
5.1
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureNSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
32
47
44
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
42
18
20
13
Colocated general hospitals
26
35
36
32

C. Inpatient services

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
2,652
2,424
2,650
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
66
81
97
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
44
35
36
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
18
22
23
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
26.2
13.1
13.0
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
69
42
40
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
502
715
845
842
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D. Community services

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
26
39
37
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
25
59
65
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
1.4
6.7
6.0
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
1
10
10
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
5.0
1.6
0.9
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
5
2
2
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
4.6
2.6
2.3
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
1.8
0.5
5.0
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
16
2
2
23
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
1.3
1.2
0.4
Supported public housing places per 100,000
n.a.
23
22
22

E. Direct care workforce

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
4,108
6,743
7,576
24,292
FTE per 100,000
69
97
104
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
19
40
43
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

% service expenditure covered by level 1 services:
  • New South Wales
    • 1992-93 - ..
    • 2007-08 - 85
    • 2010-11 - 79
  • Australia 2010-11 - 84

G. Consumer and carer participation

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% services with level 1 consumer committee representation
19
61
53
55
% total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer workers
n.a.
0.41
0.27
0.28
% total mental health workforce accounted for by carer workers
n.a.
0.10
0.18
0.18
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H. Medicare subsidised mental health services

NSW
1992-93
NSW
2007-08
NSW
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% population seen - all MBS funded providers (psychiatrists, GPs, allied health)
n.a.
5.0
7.0
6.9
% population seen - GPs
n.a.
3.7
5.5
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
1.4
1.3
1.4
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
0.6
1.1
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
1.3
2.2
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
25
39
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • New South Wales
    • 1992-93 - 4
    • 2007-08 - 33
    • 2010-11 - 37
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Figure NSW1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
NSWNational
1992-93 Baseline year
94
97
1993-94
93
95
1994-95
96
99
1995-96
97
101
1996-97
103
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
104
112
1998-99
109
115
1999-2000
112
119
2000-01
114
123
2001-02
118
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
130
133
2003-04
135
138
2004-05
137
145
2005-06
147
153
2006-07
152
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
157
168
2008-09
162
172
2009-10
173
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
182
189
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Figure NSW2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
41
25
25
5
1
1997-98 End 1st plan
34
27
40
5
2
2002-03 End 2nd plan
31
35
54
6
3
2007-08 End 3rd plan
28
53
59
2
10
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
34
63
65
2
10
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Figure NSW3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
0
1
-6
-6
1994-95
-2
-5
-13
-13
1995-96
-5
-8
-19
-18
1996-97
-4
-8
-21
-18
1997-98 End 1st plan
-3
-6
-20
-18
1998-99
-3
-3
-24
-22
1999-2000
-2
-4
-24
-22
2000-01
-2
-2
-27
-23
2001-02
2
0
-25
-21
2002-03 End 2nd plan
12
4
-21
-18
2003-04
21
13
-21
-15
2004-05
25
22
-18
-12
2005-06
33
32
-16
-8
2006-07
39
38
-14
-4
2007-08 End 3rd plan
42
41
-9
-1
2008-09
56
49
-8
1
2009-10
64
56
-5
4
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
76
61
0
5
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Figure NSW4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
3
-3
1994-95
20
24
1995-96
41
48
1996-97
58
62
1997-98 End 1st plan
69
67
1998-99
80
77
1999-2000
97
88
2000-01
107
94
2001-02
119
107
2002-03 End 2nd plan
139
113
2003-04
140
110
2004-05
138
122
2005-06
145
131
2006-07
152
134
2007-08 End 3rd plan
172
144
2008-09
186
149
2009-10
199
163
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
211
175
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Figure NSW5: Direct care workforce

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NSWNational
1992-93 Baseline year
69
80
1993-94
67
78
1994-95
70
79
1995-96
72
79
1996-97
74
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
75
81
1998-99
77
84
1999-2000
78
85
2000-01
79
86
2001-02
81
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
84
91
2003-04
86
93
2004-05
90
95
2005-06
95
99
2006-07
98
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
97
103
2008-09
99
105
2009-10
102
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
104
108
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Figure NSW6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
NSW acuteNSW non-acuteNSW residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
18
26
5
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
18
16
5
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
19
13
7
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
22
13
4
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
23
13
2
40
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Figure NSW7: Trends in provision of public sector specialised beds - acute and non-acute beds per 100,000

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AcuteNon-acute
1992-93 Baseline year
18
26
1993-94
19
22
1994-95
19
19
1995-96
18
16
1996-97
19
15
1997-98 End 1st plan
18
16
1998-99
18
14
1999-2000
18
13
2000-01
17
12
2001-02
18
13
2002-03 End 2nd plan
19
13
2003-04
19
13
2004-05
20
13
2005-06
21
12
2006-07
22
12
2007-08 End 3rd plan
22
13
2008-09
22
13
2009-10
23
13
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
23
13
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Figure NSW8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW
16.2
16.9
17.3
16.0
15.5
15.8
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure NSW9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW
43
43
40
41
45
48
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure NSW10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW
43
43
40
41
45
48
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure NSW11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW
6.7
6.8
8.0
7.2
7.6
7.5
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure NSW12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.6
1.6
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure NSW13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
NSW
3.3
5.0
5.9
6.4
7.0
7.3
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure NSW14: New clients as a proportion of total clients under the care of state or territory specialised public mental health services

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2009-102010-11
NSW
43.3
42.4
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure NSW15: Mental health outcomes for people who receive treatment from state or territory services

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No significant changeSignificant deteriorationSignificant improvement
People discharged from hospital
25
5
69
People discharged from community care
40
3
57
People in ongoing community care
62
15
23
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Figure NSW16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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NSW consumer workersNSW carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.42
0.06
0.35
2003-04
0.35
0.01
0.37
2004-05
0.37
0.06
0.36
2005-06
0.42
0.04
0.37
2006-07
0.37
0.13
0.38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0.41
0.10
0.41
2008-09
0.33
0.15
0.42
2009-10
0.29
0.19
0.44
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0.27
0.18
0.46
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Figure NSW17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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NSWNational
Level 1 - meets all standards
78.6
84.0
Level 2 - meets some standards
20.4
8.0
Level 3 - review booked/ in progress
0.0
4.3
Level 4 - does not meet criteria for levels 1-3
1.0
3.6
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Figure NSW18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
NSW 15-64 years
76
77
79
78
NSW 65+ years
84
86
89
87
National 15-64 years
77
78
78
78
National 65+ years
79
81
83
82
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