Referrals received by New Zealand mental health and addiction teams from accident and emergency services
By age and sex, year ended June 2012, number of new referrals
Referral: A referral may take several forms, most notably:
(a) a request for management of a problem or provision of a service (eg, a request for an investigation, intervention or treatment)
(b) notification of a problem with the hope, expectation or imposition of its management.
The common factor in all referrals is a communication whose intent is the transfer of care/support, in part or in whole.
A person can have more than one referral open at once and therefore may be counted against each referral source.
Mental health: A state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community (World Health Organization 2012).
Addiction, drug or alcohol: Repeated use of a psychoactive substance or substances, to the extent that the user is periodically or chronically intoxicated, shows a compulsion to take the preferred substance (or substances), has great difficulty in voluntarily ceasing or modifying substance use, and exhibits determination to obtain psychoactive substances by almost any means. Also known as alcohol and drug dependence (World Health Organization 2012).
Changes to data collection/processing
There was significant change made to the coding of team types as part of the HISO review of the PRIMHD Codeset. This change was made on 1/7/2014 to all data in PRIMHD from 1/7/2008 onwards. Additionally the Ministry of Health has recently undertaken a review of all standard definitions used in our PRIMHD publications and reports. This has resulted in a slight change to some of the tables in this spreadsheet.
This means that data extracted before 1/7/2014, held in previous publications in this series, should not be compared to data tables containing team type variables. Furthermore caution should be used when comparing data extracted before 1/7/2014 to any of the other tables. The caveats under each table should be taken into consideration before any comparison is made.
Data provided by
Mental Health and Addiction: Service use 2011/12
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Mental Health and Addiction: Service use 2011/12
From the dataset Mental Health and Addiction: Service use 2011/12, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Table35
- Provided: 1,653 data points
Dataset originally released on:
December 19, 2014
Method of collection/Data provider
Data is sourced from the Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data (PRIMHD).