National mental health report 2013

4.8 Australian Capital Territory

Page last updated: 2013

Table ACT1: Indicators of mental health reform in Australian Capital Territory

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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

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
23
63
72
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
79
185
198
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
8
4
4
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
6.0
2.3
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
59
72
73
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
-
-
-
13
Colocated general hospitals
41
28
27
32

C. Inpatient services

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
52
70
65
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
31
51
51
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
18
20
18
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
18
20
18
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
-
-
-
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
-
-
-
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
526
936
809
842
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D. Community services

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
31
48
47
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
24
88
89
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
2.6
14.4
17.3
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
2
26
33
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
25.4
13.2
14.4
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
19
24
27
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
31.1
13.0
14.2
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
15.1
15.4
5.0
Residential services - older persons' beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
-
21
13
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.
14
13
22

E. Direct care workforce

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
205
315
338
24,292
FTE per 100,000
69
92
93
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
23
49
49
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

% service expenditure covered by level 1 services:
  • Australian Capital Territory
    • 1992-93 - ..
    • 2007-08 - 100
    • 2010-11 - 100
  • Australia 2010-11 - 84

G. Consumer and carer participation

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% services with level 1 consumer committee representation
-
100
100
55
% total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer workers
n.a.
-
-
0.28
% total mental health workforce accounted for by carer workers
n.a.
-
-
0.18
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H. Medicare subsidised mental health services

ACT
1992-93
ACT
2007-08
ACT
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.
2.9
4.2
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
1.0
1.0
1.1
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
0.6
1.2
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
1.2
1.8
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
24
31
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • Australian Capital Territory
    • 1992-93 - 3
    • 2007-08 - 27
    • 2010-11 - 29
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Figure ACT1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
ACTNational
1992-93 Baseline year
79
97
1993-94
77
95
1994-95
82
99
1995-96
88
101
1996-97
97
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
92
112
1998-99
91
115
1999-2000
98
119
2000-01
108
123
2001-02
120
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
139
133
2003-04
151
138
2004-05
162
145
2005-06
160
153
2006-07
184
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
185
168
2008-09
196
172
2009-10
195
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
198
189
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Figure ACT2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
0
31
24
19
2
1997-98 End 1st plan
0
33
33
20
6
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0
32
71
21
12
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0
51
88
24
20
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0
51
89
27
24
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Figure ACT3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
-6
9
0
-7
1994-95
2
-12
0
-2
1995-96
14
5
0
-6
1996-97
31
-5
0
9
1997-98 End 1st plan
12
-3
0
-1
1998-99
-9
-5
2
-7
1999-2000
-7
-13
-6
-7
2000-01
-5
-12
-4
-6
2001-02
13
-11
-10
-14
2002-03 End 2nd plan
14
-18
-4
-20
2003-04
24
-12
-4
-19
2004-05
8
-20
-4
-12
2005-06
14
-3
-4
-12
2006-07
73
10
35
-6
2007-08 End 3rd plan
89
12
35
6
2008-09
87
7
21
14
2009-10
83
17
21
23
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
102
25
25
31

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Figure ACT4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
7
1
1994-95
23
6
1995-96
37
18
1996-97
40
-3
1997-98 End 1st plan
43
16
1998-99
90
39
1999-2000
123
68
2000-01
158
82
2001-02
171
102
2002-03 End 2nd plan
223
127
2003-04
249
115
2004-05
315
153
2005-06
302
146
2006-07
345
152
2007-08 End 3rd plan
321
149
2008-09
369
152
2009-10
345
165
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
353
163
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Figure ACT5: Direct care workforce

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ACTNational
1992-93 Baseline year
69
80
1993-94
72
78
1994-95
67
79
1995-96
70
79
1996-97
65
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
70
81
1998-99
69
84
1999-2000
74
85
2000-01
76
86
2001-02
82
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
85
91
2003-04
85
93
2004-05
90
95
2005-06
95
99
2006-07
95
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
92
103
2008-09
90
105
2009-10
94
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
93
108
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Figure ACT6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
ACT acuteACT non-acuteACT residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
18
0
29
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
17
0
16
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
15
0
26
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
20
0
23
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
18
0
23
40
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Figure ACT7: 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
0
1993-94
17
0
1994-95
17
0
1995-96
17
0
1996-97
17
0
1997-98 End 1st plan
17
0
1998-99
17
0
1999-2000
16
0
2000-01
16
0
2001-02
15
0
2002-03 End 2nd plan
15
0
2003-04
15
0
2004-05
15
0
2005-06
15
0
2006-07
21
0
2007-08 End 3rd plan
20
0
2008-09
18
0
2009-10
18
0
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
18
0
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Figure ACT8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT
13.4
11.2
9.9
5.5
4.3
5.3
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure ACT9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT
60
65
70
70
76
76
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure ACT10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT
68
69
72
73
74
79
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure ACT11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT
8.2
8.0
8.0
8.0
8.2
8.2
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure ACT12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT
2.0
2.0
2.1
2.1
2.2
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure ACT13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
ACT
2.5
4.0
4.8
5.2
5.6
5.8
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure ACT14: 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
ACT
52.7
51.3
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure ACT15: Mental health outcomes for people who receive treatment from state or territory services

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People in ongoing community care:
  • No significant change - 68%
  • Significant deterioration - 14%
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Figure ACT16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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ACT consumer workersACT carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.52
0.00
0.35
2003-04
0.43
0.00
0.37
2004-05
0.43
0.00
0.36
2005-06
0.39
0.00
0.37
2006-07
0.00
0.00
0.38
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0.00
0.00
0.41
2008-09
0.00
0.00
0.42
2009-10
0.00
0.00
0.44
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0.00
0.00
0.46
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Figure ACT17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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ACTNational
Level 1 - meets all standards
100.0
84.0
Level 2 - meets some standards
0.0
8.0
Level 3 - review booked/ in progress
0.0
4.3
Level 4 - does not meet criteria for levels 1-3
0.0
3.6
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Figure ACT18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
ACT 15-64 years
85
90
89
89
ACT 65+ years
0
0
0
0
National 15-64 years
77
78
78
78
National 65+ years
79
81
83
82
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