National mental health report 2013

4.3 Victoria

Page last updated: 2013

Table VIC1: Indicators of mental health reform in Victoria

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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

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
496
857
974
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
111
164
177
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
1
6
8
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
2.7
2.7
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureVictoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
33
66
66
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
54
5
5
13
Colocated general hospitals
13
28
29
32

C. Inpatient services

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
1,887
1,216
1,262
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
73
54
57
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
42
23
23
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
22
20
20
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
20.6
3.4
2.9
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
83
13
12
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
523
732
784
842
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D. Community services

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
24
40
40
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
26
64
67
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
3.1
11.7
12.8
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
3
19
22
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
6.8
17.4
17.7
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
7
28
30
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
1.5
13.1
13.7
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
10.2
9.7
5.0
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
49
88
82
23
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
-
-
0.4
Supported public housing places per 100,000
n.a.
27
23
22

E. Direct care workforce

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
4,111
5,405
5,868
24,292
FTE per 100,000
92
103
105
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
22
44
45
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

% service expenditure covered by level 1 services:
  • Victoria
    • 1992-93 - ..
    • 2007-08 - 99
    • 2010-11 - 96
  • Australia 2010-11 - 84

G. Consumer and carer participation

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% services with level 1 consumer committee representation
19
55
55
55
% total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer workers
n.a.
0.37
0.30
0.28
% total mental health workforce accounted for by carer workers
n.a.
0.29
0.30
0.18
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H. Medicare subsidised mental health services

Victoria
1992-93
Victoria
2007-08
Victoria
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% population seen - all MBS funded providers (psychiatrists, GPs, allied health)
n.a.
5.4
7.7
6.9
% population seen - GPs
n.a.
3.9
6.0
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
0.6
1.1
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
1.8
2.7
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
36
47
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • Victoria
    • 1992-93 - 4
    • 2007-08 - 39
    • 2010-11 - 41
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Figure VIC1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
VICNational
1992-93 Baseline year
111
97
1993-94
104
95
1994-95
110
99
1995-96
112
101
1996-97
116
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
116
112
1998-99
117
115
1999-2000
121
119
2000-01
128
123
2001-02
132
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
137
133
2003-04
142
138
2004-05
154
145
2005-06
157
153
2006-07
160
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
164
168
2008-09
165
172
2009-10
173
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
177
189
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Figure VIC2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
59
14
26
7
3
1997-98 End 1st plan
15
27
44
19
12
2002-03 End 2nd plan
8
40
55
24
13
2007-08 End 3rd plan
8
46
64
28
14
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
8
49
67
30
15
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Figure VIC3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
-15
-12
-9
-12
1994-95
-17
-22
-19
-18
1995-96
-31
-37
-36
-42
1996-97
-41
-41
-41
-45
1997-98 End 1st plan
-41
-48
-42
-46
1998-99
-42
-46
-44
-48
1999-2000
-40
-40
-42
-48
2000-01
-35
-42
-42
-44
2001-02
-31
-42
-41
-45
2002-03 End 2nd plan
-28
-40
-40
-43
2003-04
-25
-39
-39
-41
2004-05
-17
-36
-37
-38
2005-06
-21
-35
-38
-39
2006-07
-19
-33
-37
-38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
-14
-31
-36
-38
2008-09
-11
-28
-35
-38
2009-10
-8
-27
-35
-38
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
-4
-24
-33
-36
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Figure VIC4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
22
16
1994-95
43
34
1995-96
68
39
1996-97
85
63
1997-98 End 1st plan
78
57
1998-99
82
74
1999-2000
90
71
2000-01
110
74
2001-02
120
82
2002-03 End 2nd plan
134
90
2003-04
143
109
2004-05
166
113
2005-06
178
124
2006-07
183
130
2007-08 End 3rd plan
194
132
2008-09
201
139
2009-10
211
144
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
220
156
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Figure VIC5: Direct care workforce

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VICNational
1992-93 Baseline year
92
80
1993-94
87
78
1994-95
86
79
1995-96
82
79
1996-97
87
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
80
81
1998-99
87
84
1999-2000
89
85
2000-01
91
86
2001-02
94
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
96
91
2003-04
98
93
2004-05
100
95
2005-06
103
99
2006-07
103
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
103
103
2008-09
104
105
2009-10
103
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
105
108
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Figure VIC6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
VIC acuteVIC non-acuteVIC residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
22
21
7
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
20
4
19
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
19
4
24
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
20
3
27
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
20
3
26
40
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Figure VIC7: 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
22
21
1993-94
21
17
1994-95
21
13
1995-96
21
5
1996-97
20
4
1997-98 End 1st plan
20
4
1998-99
19
3
1999-2000
20
3
2000-01
20
3
2001-02
20
3
2002-03 End 2nd plan
19
4
2003-04
20
4
2004-05
20
4
2005-06
20
3
2006-07
19
3
2007-08 End 3rd plan
20
3
2008-09
20
3
2009-10
20
3
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
20
3
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Figure VIC8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC
14.2
14.8
14.8
14.9
14.9
15.0
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure VIC9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC
52
52
49
49
48
51
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure VIC10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC
63
62
63
65
67
72
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure VIC11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC
7.8
7.7
7.7
7.6
7.6
7.7
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure VIC12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
1.1
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure VIC13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
VIC
3.6
5.4
6.4
7.0
7.7
8.1
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure VIC14: 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
VIC
24.3
24.3
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure VIC15: 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
23
44
57
People discharged from community care
4
11
15
People in ongoing community care
74
46
27
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Figure VIC16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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VIC consumer workersVIC carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.43
0.08
0.35
2003-04
0.57
0.15
0.37
2004-05
0.38
0.18
0.36
2005-06
0.37
0.22
0.37
2006-07
0.36
0.25
0.38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0.37
0.29
0.41
2008-09
0.30
0.25
0.42
2009-10
0.31
0.28
0.44
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0.30
0.30
0.46
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Figure VIC17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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VICNational
Level 1 - meets all standards
96.0
84.0
Level 2 - meets some standards
0.0
8.0
Level 3 - review booked/ in progress
2.0
4.3
Level 4 - does not meet criteria for levels 1-3
2.0
3.6
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Figure VIC18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
VIC 15-64 years
78
78
77
78
VIC 65+ years
80
81
81
82
National 15-64 years
77
78
78
78
National 65+ years
79
81
83
82
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