National mental health report 2013

Profiles of state and territory reform progress

Page last updated: 2013

  • State and territory data are provided on a range of indicators of resourcing levels, outputs and outcomes.
  • The comparisons emerging from the data highlight differences in service levels and mix, outputs and outcomes, as well as identifying common ground between the various mental health service systems in Australia.
  • In interpreting relative progress, it is important to recognise the different histories, circumstances and priorities of each jurisdiction, and the requirement for mental health service planning to be based on local population needs.