Inaugural report focuses on mental health
Murray Primary Health Network have launched their inaugural Murray Health Report, focusing on mental health.
The report outlines some of the mental health data that the P-H-N uses to determine the level of need of services in the region.
Some of the data in the report includes;
- 19 out of 21 LGAs have a higher proportion of adults who have
been diagnosed with anxiety or depression by a doctor
compared to the Victorian average.
- 13 out of 21 LGAs have a higher proportion of adults ranking their
health as fair or poor compared to the Victorian average.
- 11 out of 21 LGAs have a higher percentage of people who spoke
with fewer than five people the previous day compared to the
The PHN says there are many challenges faced in their 100,000 sq. km region with an ageing rural population, higher avoidable death rates, poorer cancer survival rates and lower life expectancy than metropolitan areas.