National mental health report 2013

4.6 South Australia

Page last updated: 2013

Table SA1: Indicators of mental health reform in South 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

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
150
295
327
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
103
186
200
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
2
3
3
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
4.1
2.6
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureSA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
32
49
56
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
57
29
21
13
Colocated general hospitals
10
22
23
32

C. Inpatient services

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
779
600
499
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
70
97
87
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
53
38
30
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
24
22
21
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
29.3
15.2
9.6
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
85
60
49
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
446
776
819
842
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D. Community services

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
30
37
42
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
31
70
83
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
1.7
9.5
11.5
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
2
18
18
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
0.9
2.4
3.6
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
1
4
7
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
3.5
6.4
7.7
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
0.7
1.8
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.
7
15
22

E. Direct care workforce

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
1,441
1,957
2,108
24,292
FTE per 100,000
99
123
128
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
22
50
60
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

% service expenditure covered by level 1 services:
  • South Australia
    • 1992-93 - ..
    • 2007-08 - 43
    • 2010-11 - 96
  • Australia 2010-11 - 84

G. Consumer and carer participation

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% services with level 1 consumer committee representation
15
49
73
55
% total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer workers
n.a.
0.24
0.40
0.28
% total mental health workforce accounted for by carer workers
n.a.
0.09
0.24
0.18
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H. Medicare subsidised mental health services

SA
1992-93
SA
2007-08
SA
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% population seen - all MBS funded providers (psychiatrists, GPs, allied health)
n.a.
4.6
6.9
6.9
% population seen - GPs
n.a.
3.1
5.3
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
1.5
1.6
1.6
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
0.7
1.6
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
0.9
1.3
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
27
37
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • South Australia
    • 1992-93 - 4
    • 2007-08 - 40
    • 2010-11 - 44
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Figure SA1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
SANational
1992-93 Baseline year
103
97
1993-94
106
95
1994-95
106
99
1995-96
100
101
1996-97
114
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
124
112
1998-99
122
115
1999-2000
126
119
2000-01
126
123
2001-02
132
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
135
133
2003-04
140
138
2004-05
157
145
2005-06
162
153
2006-07
179
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
186
168
2008-09
191
172
2009-10
197
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
200
189
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Figure SA2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
59
11
31
1
2
1997-98 End 1st plan
57
18
46
0
3
2002-03 End 2nd plan
59
24
52
1
3
2007-08 End 3rd plan
55
41
70
4
17
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
41
46
83
7
22
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Figure SA3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
-1
3
-4
-2
1994-95
1
-16
14
-8
1995-96
-1
-18
-15
-9
1996-97
5
-17
-13
-6
1997-98 End 1st plan
9
-18
-15
-8
1998-99
15
-18
-16
-7
1999-2000
15
-19
-16
-5
2000-01
18
-17
-15
-1
2001-02
26
-14
-15
-1
2002-03 End 2nd plan
25
-11
-16
-6
2003-04
29
-13
-18
-7
2004-05
36
-13
-19
-7
2005-06
36
-12
-17
-9
2006-07
50
-5
-18
-10
2007-08 End 3rd plan
51
0
-23
-13
2008-09
51
-3
-26
-21
2009-10
47
-6
-34
-23
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
40
-8
-36
-24
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Figure SA4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
8
-5
1994-95
14
29
1995-96
23
38
1996-97
32
49
1997-98 End 1st plan
53
64
1998-99
40
61
1999-2000
53
71
2000-01
62
70
2001-02
70
86
2002-03 End 2nd plan
79
90
2003-04
82
98
2004-05
104
113
2005-06
118
118
2006-07
133
127
2007-08 End 3rd plan
149
152
2008-09
172
157
2009-10
185
182
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
204
211
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Figure SA5: Direct care workforce

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SANational
1992-93 Baseline year
99
80
1993-94
99
78
1994-95
93
79
1995-96
93
79
1996-97
95
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
97
81
1998-99
95
84
1999-2000
96
85
2000-01
97
86
2001-02
102
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
104
91
2003-04
104
93
2004-05
107
95
2005-06
108
99
2006-07
114
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
123
103
2008-09
122
105
2009-10
123
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
128
108
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Figure SA6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
SA acuteSA non-acuteSA residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
24
29
2
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
25
20
1
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
23
20
1
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
22
15
4
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
21
10
6
40
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Figure SA7: 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
29
1993-94
25
25
1994-95
24
22
1995-96
25
20
1996-97
26
20
1997-98 End 1st plan
25
20
1998-99
24
20
1999-2000
23
20
2000-01
24
20
2001-02
24
20
2002-03 End 2nd plan
23
20
2003-04
23
19
2004-05
22
19
2005-06
23
18
2006-07
24
16
2007-08 End 3rd plan
22
15
2008-09
22
14
2009-10
21
11
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
21
10
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Figure SA8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA
11.8
9.1
11.0
9.4
8.4
8.9
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure SA9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA
-
43
48
53
53
52
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure SA10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA
30
28
35
41
42
45
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure SA11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA
4.8
5.0
5.2
5.3
5.3
5.5
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure SA12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA
1.7
1.7
1.9
1.9
1.9
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure SA13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
SA
3.1
4.6
5.6
6.2
6.9
7.1
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure SA14: 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
SA
42.3
42.0
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure SA15: 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
24
4
72
People discharged from community care
50
4
46
People in ongoing community care
61
14
25
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Figure SA16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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SA consumer workersSA carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.14
0.00
0.35
2003-04
0.16
0.00
0.37
2004-05
0.24
0.00
0.36
2005-06
0.17
0.00
0.37
2006-07
0.12
0.00
0.38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0.24
0.09
0.41
2008-09
0.32
0.12
0.42
2009-10
0.28
0.08
0.44
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0.40
0.24
0.46
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Figure SA17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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SANational
Level 1 - meets all standards
96.0
84.0
Level 2 - meets some standards
0
8.0
Level 3 - review booked/ in progress
3.6
4.3
Level 4 - does not meet criteria for levels 1-3
0.4
3.6
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Figure SA18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
SA 15-64 years
77
75
76
76
SA 65+ years
69
72
78
75
National 15-64 years
77
78
78
78
National 65+ years
79
81
83
82
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