National Healthcare Agreement indicators

The National Healthcare Agreement (NHA), indicators provide an integrated approach to improving health outcomes for Australians and the sustainability of the health system.

In July 2012, the NHA Review Working Group published a revised NHA performance framework (COAG 2012).

Under the NHA, reporting occurs against the following mental health-related indicators:

  • PI 11-Proportion of adults with very high levels of psychological distress
  • PI 17-Treatment rates for mental illness
  • PI 25-Rate of community follow up within first seven days of discharge from a psychiatric admission

These indicators were reported on by the Productivity Commission in the Report on Government Services.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare prepares NHA indicators 17 and 25 and these are included in this section.

National Healthcare Agreement Indicators tables (78KB XLSX)

Specifications for the National Healthcare Agreement Indicators are available on the AIHW online metadata registry, METEOR.


COAG (Council of Australian Governments) 2012. National Healthcare Agreement Canberra: COAG. Viewed 3 March 2021