This MyHealthyCommunities report shows hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2015–2016. This is the second update in this series with the original report (2013–14 data) being published in 2015.
There were 244,934 overnight hospitalisations for mental health conditions in both public and private hospitals
PHN areas in regional areas had higher rates of mental health overnight hospitalisations than PHNs in metropolitan areas
Overnight hospitalisations for mental health conditions increased in 3 in 4 PHNs from 2013–14 to 2015–16
Drug and alcohol use, and schizophrenia and delusional disorders were the two most common mental health conditions
Please note: this information is published on the MyHealthyCommunities website, which is managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Web update: Hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2015–16
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