A range of data sources are used to describe mental health services, including, but not limited to:
Four National Minimum Data Sets (NMDS)
Mental health establishments NMDS
Expenditure on mental health-related services
Specialised mental health care facilities
Admitted patient care NMDS
Same day admitted mental health-related care
Overnight admitted mental health-related care
Residential mental health care NMDS
Residential mental health care services
Community mental health care NMDS
A National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS)
Seclusion and Restraint NBEDS
A range of additional data sources held by the AIHW
Specialist Homelessness Services Collection
Specialist homelessness services
A range of data sources not held by the AIHW
Medicare Benefits Scheme data
Medicare-subsidised mental health-related services
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data
Mental health-related prescriptions
More information about these data sources can be found under Our data collections page.
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