People living with psychotic illness 2010

Appendix 14. Health service utilisation

Page last updated: November 2011

Appendix Table 14-1. Health service utilisation*

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Inpatient - Any admission
41.9
46.3
47.2
41.1
43.7
Mental health
33.6
36.7
40.4
30.8
34.8
Physical health
12.1
15.0
10.5
15.4
13.3
Involuntary admission
19.6
22.2
26.4
16.4
20.7
Emergency department - Any attendance
37.8
45.8
43.3
39.4
41.0
Mental health
23.9
30.1
30.0
23.8
26.4
Physical health
19.7
23.6
20.4
21.9
21.3
Outpatient/community clinic - Any contact
85.1
88.1
87.2
85.6
86.3
Mental health
81.5
83.3
85.0
80.2
82.2
Physical health
19.9
28.2
17.7
27.3
23.2
Early intervention psychosis program - Ever
8.6
8.1
16.8
2.3
8.4
Past year
3.3
4.3
7.5
1.0
3.7
Non-government organistion for mental health
30.3
29.1
27.8
31.3
29.8
Community rehabilitation/day program
36.4
36.6
34.5
37.9
36.5
Drug and alcohol services and programs
14.4
10.7
16.7
10.1
12.9
General practitioner - Any visits
85.5
92.3
84.5
91.0
88.2
Mental health
45.8
54.3
44.6
52.7
49.3
Physical health
71.6
83.2
70.6
80.4
76.3

* Unless otherwise indicated, these numbers relate to health services used in the past year

Appendix Table 14-2. Community treatment order in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Community treatment order
22.1
14.9
23.2
16.3
19.2

Appendix Table 14-3. Case management* in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Any case manager
69.6
68.4
74.8
65.0
69.2
Case manager provided by public mental health services
62.4
60.4
68.0
56.8
61.6
Case manager provided by non-government organisation
20.1
20.5
19.9
20.4
20.2

* Case management, at its best, has been defined as a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost effective outcomes40.

Appendix Table 14-4. Home visits in past year

Males
(%)
Females
(%)
18-34 years
(%)
35-64 years
(%)
Persons
(%)
Home visits by public mental health services or non-government organisations - Any
50.8
54.7
54.7
50.7
52.4
Home visits by public mental health services - Any
44.4
46.7
49.4
42.4
45.4
For routine care
39.2
42.0
43.1
38.3
40.3
For crisis care
13.9
16.9
16.9
13.8
15.1
Home visits by non-government organisations - Any
14.7
17.8
13.6
17.7
15.9
Assertive community treatment
9.0
8.5
10.1
7.9
8.8