Adult mental health (16–64 years)

Specialist mental health services are provided to Victorians aged 16–64 who experience serious mental illness or disorder.

Tap the buttons below for specific data for those aged 16–64 who have been admitted to a mental health inpatient unit at a Victorian hospital.

Scroll further down for more information about the data (measures).

About the data:

The above measures look at:

  • pre-admission contact rate
  • post-discharge follow-up rate
  • bed occupancy rate
  • readmission rate
  • seclusion episodes.

About pre-admission contact rate

Out of all admissions to mental health inpatient units, the pre-admission contact rate is the proportion of those admissions where a consumer had contact with a community mental health service in the 7 days prior to that admission.

The pre-admission contact rate for ongoing consumers is measured for those who had open/existing cases, and those who had a case closed within 7 days prior to admission.

About post-discharge follow-up rate

The percentage of Victorians aged 16-64 and who were contacted within 7 days following discharge from a mental health inpatient service (excluding contact made on the day of discharge).

The target follow-up rate within 7 days is 80%.

About percentage of consumers transferred from an emergency department to a mental health bed within 8 hours

The statewide target for consumers to be transferred from an emergency department to mental health inpatient bed within 8 hours is 80%.

Results are revised from previously published results.

About bed occupancy rate

Percentage of available time a mental health inpatient bed is occupied by a consumer.

About 28-day readmission rate

Percentage of mental health consumers who are readmitted to hospital within 28 days of discharge (excludes consumers who attended and left hospital the same day).

The target 28-day readmission rate is 14% or lower.

About rate of seclusion events per 1,000 bed days

A restrictive intervention may only be used after all reasonable and less restrictive options have been tried or considered and have been found to be unsuitable in the circumstances. A restrictive intervetion includes seclusion, which means the sole confinement of a person to a room or any other enclosed space from which it is not within the control of the person confined to leave.

Rate of ended seclusion episodes per 1,000 occupied bed days within inpatient units, excluding leave, same day stays and units that do not have a seclusion room.

Notes

  • Data for Dandenong – Adult AMHS includes data for Casey Hospital.
  • Statewide totals include Orygen.
  • Data source: Client Management Interface/Operational Datastore (CMI/ODS)
  • The latest quarterly results are preliminary 
  • * No results are available