Statewide - Adult mental health ED presentations transferred to a mental health bed within 8 hours - Quarterly Data

Category: Mental Health » Emergency department patients transferred to a mental health bed within 8 hours
01 January 2016 - 31 March 2018
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The proportion of emergency department presentations departing to a mental health bed (at this or another hospital) within 8 hours of arrival.

Emergency departments without on-site adult acute mental health beds are mapped to their respective Area Mental Health Service (AMHS).
The Statewide target is 80 per cent.

Notes:

  • Dandenong - Adult AMHS includes data for Casey Hospital. 
  • Statewide totals include Orygen.

Understanding emergency departments

Hospital emergency departments (EDs) are a key point of contact with the health system for people with mental health problems who require urgent medical and/or psychiatric care. Admission to a more suitable environment may be required to provide short-term inpatient management and treatment during an acute phase of mental illness, until the person has recovered enough to be treated effectively and safely in the community. These units are located within acute general hospitals.

Target

As part of Statewide and/or National agreements, targets have been set for some key performance indicators. These annual targets are shown to enable comparative achievements to be illustrated.

Statewide - Adult mental health ED presentations transferred to a mental health bed within 8 hours - Quarterly Data

Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018
Adult Mental Health ED presentations transferred to mental health bed within 8 hours5556565953
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Jul - Sep 2017Oct - Dec 2017Jan - Mar 2018Apr- Jun 2018Jul - Sep 2018
Adult Mental Health ED presentations transferred to mental health bed within 8 hours5556565953