National mental health report 2013

4.9 Northern Territory

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Table NT1: Indicators of mental health reform in Northern 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

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
State spending on mental health services ($millions)
14
36
43
4,188
State spending per capita ($)
82
167
187
189
Per capita spending rank (1=highest to 8=lowest)
7
5
5
Average annual per capita spending growth since preceding milestone year (%)
5.1
3.8
4.1
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B. Service mix

% total service expenditureNT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Community services
44
65
64
55
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals
-
-
-
13
Colocated general hospitals
56
35
36
32

C. Inpatient services

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Total hospital beds
41
34
33
6,755
Per capita expenditure on inpatient care ($)
43
58
62
81
Inpatient beds per 100,000
24
16
14
30
Acute inpatient beds per 100,000
15
16
14
20
Non acute inpatient beds per 100,000
8.8
-
-
9.7
Stand-alone psychiatric hospitals as % of total beds
-
-
-
31
Average cost per patient day ($)
717
1,149
1,242
842
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D. Community services

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Ambulatory care - % total service expenditure
43
51
52
41
Ambulatory care - per capita expenditure ($)
34
85
91
74
NGOs - % total service expenditure
1.1
13.5
12.1
9.3
NGOs - per capita expenditure ($)
1
22
21
17
Residential services - % total service expenditure
-
1.4
3.6
6.0
Residential services - per capita expenditure ($)
-
2
6
11
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - 24 hour staffed
-
3.4
9.6
6.0
Residential services - adult beds per 100,000 - non-24 hour staffed
n.a.
-
-
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.
15
25
22

E. Direct care workforce

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
Number full-time equivalent (FTE) staff
120
168
205
24,292
FTE per 100,000
71
77
89
108
FTE per 100,000 - ambulatory services
26
44
44
47
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F. Implementation of national service standards

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

G. Consumer and carer participation

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
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

NT
1992-93
NT
2007-08
NT
2010-11
Australia
2010-11
% population seen - all MBS funded providers (psychiatrists, GPs, allied health)
n.a.
1.8
2.9
6.9
% population seen - GPs
n.a.
1.4
2.4
5.4
% population seen - consultant psychiatrists
0.1
0.3
0.4
1.3
% population seen - clinical psychologists
-
0.1
0.3
1.1
% population seen - registered psychologists and other allied health professionals
-
0.4
0.7
2.1
Total MBS mental health related benefits paid per capita ($)
n.a.
6
11
38

I. PBS-funded pharmaceuticals (including RPBS)

Total PBS/RPBS benefits paid per capita ($):
  • Northern Territory
    • 1992-93 - 1
    • 2007-08 - 13
    • 2010-11 - 14
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Figure NT1: Overall spending on mental health

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Per capita ($), constant prices 2010-11
NTNational
1992-93 Baseline year
82
97
1993-94
83
95
1994-95
86
99
1995-96
97
101
1996-97
106
108
1997-98 End 1st plan
109
112
1998-99
106
115
1999-2000
105
119
2000-01
107
123
2001-02
114
127
2002-03 End 2nd plan
111
133
2003-04
133
138
2004-05
147
145
2005-06
151
153
2006-07
163
160
2007-08 End 3rd plan
167
168
2008-09
172
172
2009-10
179
181
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
187
189
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Figure NT2: Change in spending mix

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Psych hospitalsGeneral hospitalsAmbulatoryResidentialNGO
1992-93 Baseline year
0
43
34
0
1
1997-98 End 1st plan
0
46
58
0
6
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0
51
53
2
8
2007-08 End 3rd plan
0
58
85
2
20
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
0
62
91
6
15
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Figure NT3 : Changes in inpatient services

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)Beds (%)Days (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
0
0
1993-94
13
7
0
-23
1994-95
6
3
-7
-10
1995-96
4
-3
-17
-18
1996-97
32
6
-24
-3
1997-98 End 1st plan
19
2
-29
-11
1998-99
33
-9
-24
-17
1999-2000
15
1
-22
-15
2000-01
19
-1
-17
-35
2001-02
30
-5
-22
-28
2002-03 End 2nd plan
38
-10
-22
-9
2003-04
54
-5
-22
-2
2004-05
57
-6
-22
11
2005-06
62
-17
-22
10
2006-07
55
-11
-17
16
2007-08 End 3rd plan
72
-9
-17
7
2008-09
84
11
-17
12
2009-10
78
9
-17
6
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
95
15
-19
12
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Figure NT4: Changes in ambulatory care

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Expenditure (%)FTE (%)
1992-93 Baseline year
0
0
1993-94
1
2
1994-95
14
7
1995-96
63
44
1996-97
55
36
1997-98 End 1st plan
90
57
1998-99
76
41
1999-2000
88
51
2000-01
97
35
2001-02
113
82
2002-03 End 2nd plan
84
45
2003-04
118
76
2004-05
159
91
2005-06
160
93
2006-07
205
99
2007-08 End 3rd plan
221
117
2008-09
220
117
2009-10
250
124
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
264
133
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Figure NT5: Direct care workforce

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NTNational
1992-93 Baseline year
71
80
1993-94
73
78
1994-95
71
79
1995-96
76
79
1996-97
76
82
1997-98 End 1st plan
77
81
1998-99
68
84
1999-2000
74
85
2000-01
70
86
2001-02
78
90
2002-03 End 2nd plan
68
91
2003-04
75
93
2004-05
77
95
2005-06
73
99
2006-07
75
102
2007-08 End 3rd plan
77
103
2008-09
87
105
2009-10
86
105
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
89
108
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Figure NT6: Inpatient and residential beds

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Beds per 100,000 population
NT acuteNT non-acuteNT residentialNational all bed types
1992-93 Baseline year
15
9
0
50
1997-98 End 1st plan
15
0
0
41
2002-03 End 2nd plan
16
0
5
41
2007-08 End 3rd plan
16
0
2
41
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
14
0
7
40
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Figure NT7: 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
15
9
1993-94
15
9
1994-95
18
3
1995-96
19
0
1996-97
17
0
1997-98 End 1st plan
15
0
1998-99
16
0
1999-2000
16
0
2000-01
17
0
2001-02
16
0
2002-03 End 2nd plan
16
0
2003-04
16
0
2004-05
16
0
2005-06
15
0
2006-07
16
0
2007-08 End 3rd plan
16
0
2008-09
15
0
2009-10
15
0
2010-11 Mid 4th plan
14
0
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Figure NT8: Readmission to hospital within 28 days of discharge

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT
11.4
12.1
11.9
9.5
8.7
12.0
National
15.5
15.1
15.5
14.7
14.1
14.7
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Figure NT9: Rates of pre-admission community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT
18
22
23
24
22
27
National
43
45
43
43
45
47
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Figure NT10: Rates of post-discharge community care

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT
13
19
19
18
17
19
National
45
46
47
47
50
54
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Figure NT11: Average treatment days per three month community care project

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2005-062006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT
4.0
4.0
3.9
3.9
3.5
3.6
National
6.0
6.1
6.5
6.1
6.3
6.4
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Figure NT12: Percentage of population receiving state or territory community mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT
2.2
2.2
2.2
2.4
2.5
National
1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5
1.6
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Figure NT13: Percentage of population receiving MBS-subsidised mental health services

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2006-072007-082008-092009-102010-112011-12
NT
1.1
1.8
2.3
2.7
2.9
3.1
National
3.1
4.8
5.7
6.2
6.9
7.1
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Figure NT14: 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
NT
47.9
48.3
National
40.4
40.1
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Figure NT15: 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
20
4
77
People in ongoing community care
50
21
29
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Figure NT16: Proportion of total mental health workforce accounted for by consumer and carer workers

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NT consumer workersNT carer workersNational both
2002-03 End 2nd plan
0.00
0.00
0.35
2003-04
0.00
0.00
0.37
2004-05
0.00
0.00
0.36
2005-06
0.00
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 NT17: Proportion of services reaching threshold standards of accreditation under the National Mental Health Standards, 2010-11

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NTNational
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 NT18: Percentage of mental health consumers living in stable housing

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2007-082008-092009-102010-11
NT 15-64 years
81
71
71
69
NT 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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