06 March 2017

Hospitalisation for intentional self-harm 2014-2015

Hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2014-15 has been updated by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It provides data for the 31 Primary Health Network areas, as well as over 300 smaller local areas across Australia. The site also includes some downloadable PDF resource pages and infographics.

This update shows that in 2014-2015, there were 223,882 overnight hospitalisations in Australia for mental health conditions. The rate in the North Cosat PHN area was particularly high.  There were 36,696 hospital admissions for intentional self-harm in that year.  

1 comment:

Amber Goodwin said...

Thank you for posting this information
As a RN working in a rural MPS centre I have witnessed self harm (cutting) in teenage patients. More education and awareness to understand and offer best assistance and outcomes for these patients would be great.