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This FACT indicates the proportion of public psychiatric hospitals per 100,000 people in each Australian state. Psychiatric hospitals, also known as mental hospitals, are hospitals specializing in the treatment of serious mental disorders.
They comprise an important part of the state and federal healthcare budget. The state with the highest number of these types of facilities is Tasmania, with 0.2 per 100,000 people. The state with the lowest is tied between the ACT and the NT with 0 per 100,000 people each.