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released: 27 Aug 2009 author: AIHW media release

Mental health services in Australia 2006-07 is the eleventh in the series of AIHW's comprehensive annual reports on the characteristics and activity of Australia's mental health services, and the availability of mental health resources. Details from a wide range of data sources for the 2006-07 period, and where available 2007-08, are presented, as are changes over time. Expenditure on state and territory mental health services increased by an annual average of 5.6% (adjusted for inflation) between 2002-03 and 2006-07, to $3,040 million. In 2007-08 there were 20 million mental health-related prescriptions subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (and for veterans), accounting for just over one in ten of all prescription claims, costing over $700 million.

ISSN 1443-6795; ISBN 978 1 74024 953 9; Cat. no. HSE 74; 258pp.; Internet only

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AIHW 2009. Mental health services in Australia 2006-07. Mental health series no. 11. Cat. no. HSE 74. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 29 August 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468277>.

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