September 30, 2016

HOSPITALISATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS AND ALCOHOL AND DRUG CONDITIONS

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has published a report titled "Healthy Communities: Hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2013-14". The report has been designed to assist Primary Health Networks by looking at the numbers of people admitted for an overnight hospital stay, and also the number of nights spent in hospital. The report considers a number of conditions including schizophrenia and delusional disorders, anxiety and stress disorders, bipolar and mood disorders, depressive disorders, dementia, intentional self harm, and alcohol and other drug use. The report found the highest number of overnight hospitalisations was for alcohol and other drug use, with significant regional variations. The highest rate of alcohol and other drug hospitalisations in Australia was in the Western Queensland Primary Health Network region, with 275 hospitalisations per 100 000 population, compared with the national average of 168 hospitalisations per 100 000.

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