Estimating treatment rates for mental disorders in Australia
Harvey A Whiteford, William J Buckingham, Meredith G Harris, Philip M Burgess, Jane E Pirkis, Jan J Barendregt, Wayne D Hall
AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the percentage of Australians with a mental disorder who received treatment for that disorder each year between 2006-07 and 2009-10. METHODS: We used: (1) epidemiological survey data to estimate the number of Australians with a mental disorder in any year; (2) a combination of administrative data on people receiving mental health care from the Commonwealth and State and Territories and epidemiological data to estimate the number receiving treatment; and (3) uncertainty modelling to estimate the effects of sampling error and assumptions on these estimates. RESULTS: The estimated population treatment rate for mental disorders in Australia increased from 37% in 2006-07 to..View full abstract
Related Projects (2)
This work was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. The funder was not involved study design, data collection, analysis and interpretation, or writing of the article, and did not influence the decision to submit the final manuscript for publication.