01 May 2009
This publication is available in hard copy and online, with the Appendix Tables (28 tables for each June year) published online only as links to excel files, for users’ convenience.
The content covers the following:
- clients seen by age group, sex, ethnicity and team type
- referrals by referral source and sex
- information about specific groups of services (community, inpatient, alcohol and drug, forensic, kaupapa Māori and child and youth teams).
- District Health Boards saw 92,062 mental health clients in 2005/06 and that increased by 5.0 percent to 96,670 in 2006/07.
- Of clients seen in 2006/07, 19.9 percent identified themselves as Māori, 4.7 percent as Pacific peoples and 2.8 percent as Asian – slightly higher than the corresponding percentages in 2006/06.
- The most commonly used teams in both years were community teams (49,941 clients in 2005/06 and 52,283 in 2006/07).
- General practitioners were the most common source of referrals in each year (19,396 clients in 2005/06 and 20,116 clients in 2006/07).