Data sources

A range of data sources are used to describe mental health services, including, but not limited to:

National Minimum Data Sets (NMDS)

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Mental health establishments NMDS

Expenditure on mental health-related services

Specialised mental health care facilities

Admitted patient care NMDS

Same day admitted mental health-related care

Overnight admitted mental health-related care

Residential mental health care NMDS

Residential mental health care services

Community mental health care NMDS

Community mental health care services
National Best Endeavours Data Set (NBEDS)
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Seclusion and Restraint NBEDS

Restrictive practices

A range of additional data sources held by the AIHW
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Specialist Homelessness Services Collection

Specialist homelessness services

A range of data sources not held by the AIHW
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Medicare Benefits Scheme data

Medicare-subsidised mental health-related services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data

Mental health-related prescriptions


More information about these data sources can be found under Our data collections page.