National mental health report 2013

4.5 Western Australia

Page last updated: 2013

Table WA1: Indicators of mental health reform in Western Australia

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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

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
164
434
523
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
98
203
225
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
4
1
2
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
5.0
3.6
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureWA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
28
54
53
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
50
17
16
13
Colocated general hospitals
23
29
30
32

C. Inpatient services

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
728
670
700
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
71
92
101
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
44
31
30
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
24
25
23
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
19.9
5.8
7.3
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
70
37
35
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
488
897
1,017
842
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D. Community services

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
22
46
44
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
22
93
95
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
2.5
6.5
8.7
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
2
13
19
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
2.8
2.4
3.5
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
3
5
8
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
8.1
3.8
4.9
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
5.6
14.0
5.0
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
-
-
-
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.
31
62
22

E. Direct care workforce

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
1,475
2,536
2,852
24,292
FTE per 100,000
88
119
123
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
17
49
51
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

% service expenditure covered by level 1 services:
  • Western Australia
    • 1992-93 - ..
    • 2007-08 - 39
    • 2010-11 - 49
  • Australia 2010-11 - 84

G. Consumer and carer participation

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% services with level 1 consumer committee representation
6
37
29
55
% total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer workers
n.a.
0.05
0.12
0.28
% total mental health workforce accounted for by carer workers
n.a.
0.03
0.03
0.18
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H. Medicare subsidised mental health services

WA
1992-93
WA
2007-08
WA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% population seen - all MBS funded providers (psychiatrists, GPs, allied health)
n.a.
4.0
5.6
6.9
% population seen - GPs
n.a.
3.0
4.4
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
0.9
1.0
1.0
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
1.0
1.4
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
0.6
1.1
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
23
30
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • Western Australia
    • 1992-93 - 3
    • 2007-08 - 30
    • 2010-11 - 32
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Figure WA1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
WANational
1992-93 Baseline year
98
97
1993-94
101
95
1994-95
100
99
1995-96
108
101
1996-97
122
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
135
112
1998-99
140
115
1999-2000
142
119
2000-01
147
123
2001-02
153
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
157
133
2003-04
168
138
2004-05
180
145
2005-06
187
153
2006-07
192
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
203
168
2008-09
208
172
2009-10
210
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
225
189
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Figure WA2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
48
22
22
3
2
1997-98 End 1st plan
40
36
47
2
8
2002-03 End 2nd plan
33
47
65
3
9
2007-08 End 3rd plan
35
58
93
5
11
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
35
65
95
8
12
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Figure WA3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
1
-1
0
-6
1994-95
3
-2
-1
-5
1995-96
5
-3
-1
-8
1996-97
14
1
2
-8
1997-98 End 1st plan
17
4
0
-9
1998-99
21
3
-8
-12
1999-2000
20
-1
-9
-18
2000-01
21
-5
-12
-19
2001-02
27
-5
-13
-21
2002-03 End 2nd plan
31
-5
-12
-19
2003-04
42
1
-12
-16
2004-05
53
6
-12
-11
2005-06
54
10
-11
-12
2006-07
59
15
-8
-11
2007-08 End 3rd plan
68
18
-8
-9
2008-09
77
24
-7
-9
2009-10
77
25
-5
-8
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
98
29
-4
-5
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Figure WA4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
22
5
1994-95
21
24
1995-96
54
67
1996-97
88
95
1997-98 End 1st plan
134
119
1998-99
161
135
1999-2000
181
142
2000-01
216
168
2001-02
244
184
2002-03 End 2nd plan
247
193
2003-04
275
189
2004-05
318
210
2005-06
384
246
2006-07
405
256
2007-08 End 3rd plan
447
264
2008-09
477
278
2009-10
489
286
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
511
307
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Figure WA5: Direct care workforce

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WANational
1992-93 Baseline year
88
80
1993-94
86
78
1994-95
88
79
1995-96
93
79
1996-97
99
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
103
81
1998-99
103
84
1999-2000
100
85
2000-01
101
86
2001-02
101
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
105
91
2003-04
104
93
2004-05
108
95
2005-06
114
99
2006-07
116
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
119
103
2008-09
121
105
2009-10
120
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
123
108
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Figure WA6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
WA acuteWA non-acuteWA residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
24
20
5
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
25
16
4
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
26
7
4
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
25
6
6
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
23
7
12
40
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Figure WA7: 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
24
20
1993-94
24
19
1994-95
25
17
1995-96
24
17
1996-97
25
17
1997-98 End 1st plan
25
16
1998-99
28
9
1999-2000
27
8
2000-01
26
8
2001-02
26
7
2002-03 End 2nd plan
26
7
2003-04
25
7
2004-05
25
7
2005-06
25
7
2006-07
24
8
2007-08 End 3rd plan
25
6
2008-09
25
6
2009-10
25
6
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
23
7
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Figure WA8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA
11.9
11.7
12.3
12.1
12.1
13.0
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure WA9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA
53
57
60
59
61
63
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure WA10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA
49
52
54
57
60
59
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure WA11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA
4.5
4.5
4.6
4.8
4.9
5.0
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure WA12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA
1.8
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.9
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure WA13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
WA
2.5
4.0
4.7
5.2
5.6
5.5
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure WA14: 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
WA
41.7
41.7
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure WA15: 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
22
4
75
People discharged from community care
42
6
52
People in ongoing community care
59
16
25
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Figure WA16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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WA consumer workersWA carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.00
0.00
0.35
2003-04
0.00
0.04
0.37
2004-05
0.00
0.00
0.36
2005-06
0.00
0.02
0.37
2006-07
0.00
0.03
0.38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0.03
0.05
0.41
2008-09
0.02
0.14
0.42
2009-10
0.04
0.19
0.44
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0.04
0.12
0.46
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Figure WA17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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WANational
Level 1 - meets all standards
48.9
84.0
Level 2 - meets some standards
0.0
8.0
Level 3 - review booked/ in progress
28.6
4.3
Level 4 - does not meet criteria for levels 1-3
22.5
3.6
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Figure WA18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
WA 15-64 years
81
80
81
80
WA 65+ years
83
83
81
85
National 15-64 years
77
78
78
78
National 65+ years
79
81
83
82
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