Quantifying the Economic Structure of the Australian Mental Health Sector since 1992-93

Doessel, D. P., Tonmukayakul , Utsana and Williams, Ruth F. G. (2011) Quantifying the Economic Structure of the Australian Mental Health Sector since 1992-93. International Journal of Mental Health, 40 2: 25-54. doi:10.2753/IMH0020-7411400202


Author Doessel, D. P.
Tonmukayakul , Utsana
Williams, Ruth F. G.
Title Quantifying the Economic Structure of the Australian Mental Health Sector since 1992-93
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-7411
1557-9328
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2753/IMH0020-7411400202
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 25
End page 54
Total pages 20
Place of publication Armonk, NY, United States
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article quantifies and describes some key dimensions of the mental health sector in Australia since 1992-93. The article considers three broad perspectives on the economic structure of the sector. Our first set of descriptions is of this sector's size. We measure expenditures and sources of funding in absolute and relative terms. Second, we examine expenditures on specialized mental health services. Here, we examine the expenditures allocated to the nationally defined set of specialized services, consisting of stand-alone and co-located hospital services, community mental health services, residential services, non-government organizations, and so on. Finally, we undertake a spatial perspective on our quantification exercise. Using population-adjusted measures of service provision data, we calculate the coefficient of variation for the provision of specialized mental health services across the regions of Australia, and determine whether temporal convergence or divergence has occured across the regions in the provision of specialized mental health services. Although the Australian mental health sector may appear to be a jigsaw with many pieces, broad overviews, such as this article, help clarify its dimensions.
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