Admitted patient care 2013–14: Australian hospital statistics – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 19 March 2015

Posted on March 24, 2015. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Admitted patient care 2013–14: Australian hospital statistics – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 19 March 2015

Media release: Australia’s hospital admissions rising – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 19 March 2015

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Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts: prevalence and incidence – AIHW – 19 November 2014

Posted on November 20, 2014. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg, Diabetes, Health Status, Nephrology | Tags: |

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: Australian facts: prevalence and incidence – AIHW – 19 November 2014

“Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease—Australian facts is a series of 5 reports by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that describe the combined burden of cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke), diabetes and chronic kidney disease. This report on prevalence and incidence provides a comprehensive summary of the latest available data on the prevalence and incidence in the Australian population of these three chronic vascular diseases, acting alone or together. It examines age and sex characteristics and variations across population groups, by geographical location, and by socioeconomic disadvantage.”

ISSN ISSN 2204-1397; ISBN 978-1-74249-662-7

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease affect over a quarter of Australians – AIHW – 19 November 2014

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Assessment of the coding of ESKD in deaths and hospitalisation data: a working paper – AIHW – 16 October 2014

Posted on October 21, 2014. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

Assessment of the coding of ESKD in deaths and hospitalisation data: a working paper – AIHW – 16 October 2014

“Monitoring the impact of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is important in planning for future health needs of the population. This working paper uses linked data from Western Australia and New South Wales to assess the likelihood that a patient who is hospitalised with ESKD will have ESKD recorded on their death record, in order to establish whether mortality records in Australia reflect the actual disease pattern of people with ESKD. The study confirms that the ESKD codes used in the mortality data to estimate ESKD incidence are likely to underestimate the impact of ESKD—there is a high proportion of patients who are hospitalised with ESKD who do not have ESKD recorded on their death certificates.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-650-4; Cat. no. PHE 182; 60pp

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Assessment of the Australian Rheumatology Association Database for national population health monitoring: working paper – AIHW – 17 October 2014

Posted on October 21, 2014. Filed under: Rheumatology | Tags: |

Assessment of the Australian Rheumatology Association Database for national population health monitoring: working paper – AIHW – 17 October 2014

“This working paper uses the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s recently developed assessment framework to assess the suitability of the Australian Rheumatology Association Database as a potential new data source for population health monitoring of inflammatory arthritis.”
ISBN 978-1-74249-649-8; Cat. no. PHE 181; 26pp

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Australia’s medical indemnity claims 2012-13 – AIHW – 11 July 2014

Posted on July 15, 2014. Filed under: Patient Safety | Tags: |

Australia’s medical indemnity claims 2012-13 – AIHW – 11 July 2014

“This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2012–13 in the context of claims data from the previous 4 years. In 2012–13, the number of new public sector claims was about 950 (less than any of the previous 4 years) and the number of new private sector claims about 3,300 (similar to the previous 2 years). The number of closed public sector claims was about 1,500 (slightly higher than any of the previous 4 years) while the number of private sector claims closed each year rose continually from about 2,400 in 2008–09 to 3,800 in 2012–13.”

ISSN 1833-7422; ISBN 978-1-74249-592-7; Cat. no. HSE 149; 182pp.

Media release: More medical indemnity claims in the private sector – AIHW – 11 July 2014

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Radiation oncology areas of need: cancer incidence projections 2014-2024 – AIHW – 1 July 2014

Posted on July 1, 2014. Filed under: Oncology, Radiology | Tags: |

Radiation oncology areas of need: cancer incidence projections 2014-2024 – AIHW – 1 July 2014

“Radiation oncology areas of need: cancer incidence projections 2014–2024 presents cancer incidence projections at the jurisdictional health planning region level for 2014 to 2024. These projections were developed specifically for Australian Government Department of Health planning purposes.”

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-588-0; Cat. no. CAN 82; 42pp

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Projections of the prevalence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Australia 2012-2020 – AIHW – 6 June 2014

Posted on June 11, 2014. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

Projections of the prevalence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Australia 2012-2020 – AIHW – 6 June 2014

“End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease with patients usually requiring kidney replacement therapy in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation to survive. Projections of the prevalence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Australia presents national level projections of the number of people receiving kidney replacement therapy for their ESKD for the period 2012 to 2020. This information is important for predicting the future burden of ESKD in Australia.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-578-1; Cat. no. PHE 176; 59pp

Media release: Dialysis and kidney transplantation demand could rise by at least 45% over the next decade – AIHW – June 2014

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Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages – AIHW – 16 May 2014

Posted on May 21, 2014. Filed under: Orthopaedics, Rheumatology | Tags: |

Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages – AIHW – 16 May 2014

“Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect an estimated 6.1 million Australians (approximately 28% of the total population) across all ages. Due to their diverse nature, there is considerable variation in the prevalence, treatment and management, and quality of life of people with these conditions across various life stages. This report describes these impacts in the following age groups: childhood (0–15), young adulthood (16–34), middle years (35–64), older Australians (65–79) and Australians aged 80 or over.”

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-569-9; Cat. no. PHE 173; 125pp

Media release: Arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis across life stages profiled in new report – AIHW – 16 May 2014

“The prevalence, treatment and experiences of people affected by arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions have been quantified in a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions across the life stages, looks at these conditions across various stages of life.

‘Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions are common, affecting an estimated 6.1 million Australians (28% of the total population) in 2011-12. Our report looks more closely at the age profile of these conditions and their impact,’ said AIHW spokesperson Louise York.”

… continues

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OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2011-12 – AIHW – 12 May 2014

Posted on May 13, 2014. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2011-12 – AIHW – 12 May 2014

“This report summarises information Australia provided in 2013 to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Health Care Quality Indicators 2012–13 data collection and compares data supplied by Australia in 2013 to data Australia supplied in previous years, and to data reported by other OECD countries in the OECD’s Health at a glance 2013: OECD indicators.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-571-2; Cat. no. PHE 174; 83pp

Media release: Indicators show mixed results for health-care quality – AIHW – 12 May 2014

“A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that across many indicators for health-care quality, Australia performs well, but there is room for improvement in some.

The report, OECD health-care quality indicators in Australia 2011-12, profiles the information Australia provided in 2013 to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development covering quality in primary care, hospital acute care, and mental health-care, as well as information on cancer care, hospital patient safety and patient experience.”

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Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 – AIHW – 30 April 2014

Posted on May 1, 2014. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13 – AIHW – 30 April 2014

“Australian hospital statistics 2012–13 presents a detailed overview of Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2012–13, there were about 9.4 million separations from hospitals, including: 5.2 million same-day acute separations; 3.7 million overnight acute separations; about 450,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.9 million non-admitted patient emergency services and more than 46 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-561-3; Cat. no. HSE 145; 356pp

Media release: Same-day hospital admissions rising more quickly than overnight admissions

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Creating nationally-consistent health information: engaging with the national health information committees – AIHW – 14 March 2014

Posted on March 19, 2014. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

Creating nationally-consistent health information: engaging with the national health information committees – AIHW – 14 March 2014

“This document provides guidance on engaging with the national processes responsible for health information and data standards. It has been developed to ensure data collected are consistent, accurate and useful for policy, planning and program management.”

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-542-2; Cat. no. CSI 18; 28pp

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Nursing and midwifery workforce 2012 – AIHW – 29 Nov 2013

Posted on December 6, 2013. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2012 – AIHW – 29 Nov 2013

“This report outlines the workforce characteristics of nurses and midwives in 2012. Between 2008 and 2012, the number of nurses and midwives employed in nursing or midwifery increased by 7.5%, from 269,909 to 290,144. During this period, nursing and midwifery supply increased by 0.5%, from 1,117.8 to 1,123.6 full-time equivalent nurses and midwives per 100,000 population. In 2012, the proportion of employed nurses and midwives aged 50 or older was 39.1%, an increase from 35.1% in 2008.”

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-517-0; Cat. no. HWL 52; 70pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care – AIHW – 18 October 2013

Posted on October 22, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: emergency department care – AIHW – 18 October 2013

“In 2012-13: – There were more than 6.7 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments – 73% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category – 67% of patients spent 4 hours or less in the emergency department – 1.8 million patients were admitted to the hospital from the emergency department, and 36% of these were admitted within 4 hours.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-505-7; Cat. no. HSE 142; 68pp.

Media release: Emergency department waiting times fall

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Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 4 October 2013

Posted on October 4, 2013. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2012-13: elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 4 October 2013

“In 2012-13:- about 673,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from elective surgery waiting lists- 50% of patients were admitted for their surgery within 36 days of being placed on the waiting list and 90% were admitted within 265 days.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-503-3; Cat. no. HSE 140; 63pp”

Media release: Elective surgery admissions rise, waiting times unchanged

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Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 – AIHW – 20 September 2013

Posted on September 20, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 – AIHW – 20 September 2013

“This report examines movements between hospital and residential aged care by people aged 65 and over in 2008-09. Overall, almost 10% of 1.1 million hospitalisations for older people were for people already living in residential aged care. A further 3% of hospitalisations for older people ended with the patient being newly admitted into residential care. This report also describes the characteristics of people moving between the two sectors, and short-term outcomes for people going into residential care.”

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-490-6; Cat. no. CSI 16; 232pp

Report profile

Media release: 83% of older patients return home after hospital stay

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Allied health workforce 2012 – AIHW – 10 September 2013

Posted on September 10, 2013. Filed under: Allied Health, Workforce | Tags: |

Allied health workforce 2012 – AIHW – 10 September 2013

“This report outlines the workforce characteristics of 11 allied health practitioners for 2011 and 2012. In 2012, more than 4 in 5 registered practitioners were actively employed in their profession (from 76.2% for psychologists to 92.3% for podiatrists). For most professions there were more women than men employed. The average working week for employed practitioners ranged from 31.8 hours for Chinese medicine practitioners to 40.5 hours for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-489-0; Cat. no. HWL 51; 231pp

Allied health workforce mostly women – AIHW – 10 September 2013

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Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11: an analysis by remoteness and disease – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 23 August 2013

Posted on August 30, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Economics | Tags: |

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11: an analysis by remoteness and disease – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 23 August 2013

“This report provides a detailed analysis of health expenditure for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2010-11. Estimates are disaggregated at the regional level, as well as for specific disease and injury groups. For selected services, expenditure increased with remoteness for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The disease groups that accounted for the highest proportion of admitted patient expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were genitourinary diseases ($195 million or 11% of Indigenous admitted patient expenditure), which includes the cost of dialysis treatment.”

ISSN 13235850; ISBN 9781742494739; Cat. no. HWE 58; 32pp.

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 28 August 2013

Posted on August 30, 2013. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: |

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 28 August 2013

“Almost 700 agencies provided over 150,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug issues in Australia in 2011-12. Most of the closed episodes provided in 2011-12 were for clients receiving treatment for their own drug use, and these clients tended to be male and in their 20s and 30s. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.”

ISSN 14476746; ISBN 9781742494746; Cat. no. HSE 139; 168pp.

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National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories – AIHW – 31 July 2013

Posted on August 1, 2013. Filed under: Health Informatics, Surgery | Tags: , |

National definitions for elective surgery urgency categories – AIHW – 31 July 2013

proposal for the Standing Council on Health

“In 2012, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons worked together to develop national definitions for elective surgery urgency categories, at the request of the Standing Council on Health. The development of the national definitions resulted in a package of six integrated components proposed for adoption. This report presents the proposed definitions and components.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-465-4; Cat. no. HSE 138; 77pp.

Media release: Consistent definitions for elective surgery urgency categories released in new report

 

 

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012: detail analysis – AIHW – 16 July 2013

Posted on July 24, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Status | Tags: |

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012: detail analysis – AIHW – 16 July 2013

“This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance that are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. It highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern. For example, while death rates for avoidable causes and circulatory diseases have declined since 1997, more than half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers smoke during pregnancy and about one-quarter of Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over live in overcrowded housing.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-436-4; Cat. no. IHW 94; 2220pp

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Development of nationally consistent subacute and non-acute admitted patient care data definitions and guidelines – AIHW – 2 May 2013

Posted on May 8, 2013. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Informatics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Policy | Tags: , , , |

Development of nationally consistent subacute and non-acute admitted patient care data definitions and guidelines – AIHW – 2 May 2013

“In August 2012, the Independent Hospital Pricing Authority engaged the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare to develop nationally consistent definitions and business rules for subacute and non-acute admitted patient care and care types for implementation in national hospital datasets. The data element for ‘care type’ was revised to include a definition of subacute care. It also clarified that subacute care: is delivered under the management of or informed by a clinician with specialised expertise in the care type; be evidenced by an individualised multidisciplinary management plan that is documented in the patient’s medical record; and reflect both the characteristics of the patient and the expertise of the treating clinician.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-422-7; Cat. no. HSE 135; 84pp

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Demonstration projects for improving sexual health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth: evaluation report – AIHW – 18 April 2013

Posted on April 19, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Demonstration projects for improving sexual health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth: evaluation report – AIHW – 18 April 2013

“The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health funded six demonstration projects aimed at improving the sexual health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people over 3 years. An evaluation of the projects by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and identified that successful sexual health programs consulted a broad range of stakeholders; engaged and developed partnerships with the community, organisations and services; were culturally appropriate and flexible in their design, delivery and implementation; and had staff who were respected by the community.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-394-7; Cat. no. IHW 81; 69pp

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Australia’s hospitals 2011-12: at a glance – AIHW – 19 April 2013

Posted on April 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Australia’s hospitals 2011-12: at a glance – AIHW – 19 April 2013

“‘Australia’s hospitals 2011-12: at a glance’ provides information on Australia’s 1,345 public and private hospitals. In 2011-12, there were 9.3 million hospitalisations, including 2.4 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.8 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 72% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to ‘Australian hospital statistics 2011-12’.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-419-7; Cat. no. HSE 133; 38pp.

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The desire to age in place among older Australians volume 1 – reasons for staying or moving – AIHW – 17 April 2013

Posted on April 17, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

The desire to age in place among older Australians volume 1 – reasons for staying or moving

“Many older Australians report a desire to age in place. This bulletin explores the relationship between this desire and the housing circumstances of older Australians of different tenure types; that is, those who own their home outright, those paying a mortgage and those who rent their home either privately or through social housing.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-417-3; Cat. no. AUS 169; 20pp.

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Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 4 April 2013

Posted on April 4, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Hospitalisations due to falls by older people, Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 4 April 2013

“his report is the sixth in a series on hospitalisations due to falls by Australians aged 65 and over, and focuses on 2009-10. The estimated number of hospitalised injury cases due to falls in older people was 83,800 – more than 5,100 extra cases than in 2008-09 – and about 70% of these falls happened in either the home or an aged care facility. One in every 10 days spent in hospital by a person aged 65 and older in 2009-10 was directly attributable to an injurious fall (1.3 million patient days over the year), and the average total length of stay per fall injury case was estimated to be 15.5 days.”

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-414-2; Cat. no. INJCAT 146; 73pp

Media release: More older Australians hospitalised after a fall, particularly women

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Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11 – AIHW – 28 March 2013

Posted on April 2, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Informatics | Tags: |

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11 – AIHW – 28 March 2013

“In 2010-11, health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was estimated at $4.6 billion, or 3.7% of Australia¿s total recurrent health expenditure. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population comprised 2.5% of the Australian population at this time. Expenditure equated to $7,995 per Indigenous person, which was 1.47 times greater than the $5,437 spent per non-Indigenous Australian in the same year. Governments funded 91.4% of health expenditure for Indigenous people, compared with 68.1% for non-Indigenous people.”

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-415-9; Cat. no. HWE 57; 60pp

Media release: Spending on Indigenous health reaches $4.6 billion

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Posted on March 27, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: , , |

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Western Australia – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: NSW – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Qld – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: SA – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Vic – AIHW – 25 March 2013

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Geographic distribution of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalisations in Australia: 2007-08 to 2009-10 – AIHW – 26 March 2013

Posted on March 26, 2013. Filed under: Health Status, Respiratory Medicine | Tags: |

Geographic distribution of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease hospitalisations in Australia: 2007-08 to 2009-10 – AIHW – 26 March 2013

“This report investigates how hospitalisation rates for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) vary across Australia. Maps in the report show higher hospitalisation rates for both asthma and COPD in inland and rural areas of Australia. Socioeconomic status, remoteness and the proportion of the population that identifies as Indigenous all have a significant association with the hospitalisation rates for asthma and COPD by area.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-416-6; Cat. no. ACM 26; 50p

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Queensland – AIHW – 25 March 2013

Posted on March 26, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: , |

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2012 report: Queensland – AIHW – 25 March 2013

“This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing. For example, while death rates for avoidable causes and circulatory diseases have declined since 2001, just over half of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers smoke during pregnancy and there has been no improvement in incidence rates of treated end-stage renal disease in recent years.”

 

ISBN 978-1-74249-409-8; Cat. no. IHW 85; 300pp

 

ABC media report on this: Indigenous health report sparks calls for funding overhaul 26 March 2013

 

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Rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever in Australia: 1996-2011 – AIHW – 20 March 2013

Posted on March 20, 2013. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Rheumatic heart disease and acute rheumatic fever in Australia: 1996-2011 – AIHW – 20 March 2013

“This report examines and presents a range of data on acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in Australia. It shows that ARF now occurs almost exclusively in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that the prevalence of RHD is much higher among Indigenous people than other Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also considerably more likely to be hospitalised with ARF or RHD, and to die from RHD.”

ISSN 1323-9236; ISBN 978-1-74249-407-4; Cat. no. CVD 60; 60pp

Media release: Rates of acute rheumatic fever remain high for Indigenous Australians

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National core maternity indicators – AIHW – 7 March 2013

Posted on March 14, 2013. Filed under: Obstetrics | Tags: , |

National core maternity indicators – AIHW – 7 March 2013

Author: AIHW National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit

“This is the first report of ten national core maternity indicators for monitoring the quality of maternity care in Australia. National rates have decreased for smoking in pregnancy, episiotomy among women having their first baby and giving birth vaginally and the proportion of babies born weighing less than 2,750 grams at or after 40 weeks. However for some indicators, including induction of labour, caesarean section and instrumental vaginal birth, rates have increased and point to areas for possible further attention.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-398-5; Cat. no. PER 58; 56pp

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Dementia care in hospitals: costs and strategies – AIHW – 14 March 2013

Posted on March 14, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Economics | Tags: , , |

Dementia care in hospitals: costs and strategies – AIHW – 14 March 2013

“This report estimates the cost of caring for people with dementia in New South Wales hospitals, and presents strategies and practices being implemented in Australia and internationally that might improve outcomes for people with dementia and reduce care costs. The average cost of hospital care for people with dementia was generally higher than for people without dementia ($7,720 compared with $5,010 per episode). The total cost of hospital care for these patients was estimated to be $462.9 million, of which around $162.5 million may be associated with dementia.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-406-7; Cat. no. AGE 72; 109pp.

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Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011 – AIHW – 1 March 2013

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Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011 – AIHW – 1 March 2013

“This is the first publicly released Healthy for Life report published since data collection and reporting began in 2007. Some key findings are that the average birthweight of babies at Healthy for Life services increased from 3,015 to 3,131 grams between the reporting periods ending in June 2008 and June 2011. Over the same period, the proportion of clients who had health assessments increased from 11.7% to 15.2% for those aged 15-54 and from 14.7% to 20.7% for those aged 55 and over. For clients aged 0-14, the proportion who had health assessments decreased slightly from 15.9% to 13.8%.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-403-6; Cat. no. IHW 84; 130pp

Positive findings in some areas of Indigenous health: media release – AIHW – 1 March 2013

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Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets 2012 – AIHW – 28 February 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Surgery | Tags: , , |

Australian hospital statistics: national emergency access and elective surgery targets 2012 – AIHW – 28 February 2013

“This report presents 2012 data for performance indicators in the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services. Included are measures of the extent to which states and territories met targets for emergency department lengths of stay of 4 hours or less and for lengths of time spent waiting for elective surgery.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-405-0; Cat. no. HSE 131; 20pp”

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Development of a prototype Australian mental health intervention classification: a working paper- AIHW – 19 Feb 2013

Posted on February 20, 2013. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , |

Development of a prototype Australian mental health intervention classification: a working paper- AIHW – 19 Feb 2013

ISBN 978-1-74249-401-2; Cat. no. HSE 130; 129pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals – AIHW – 22 January 2013

Posted on January 24, 2013. Filed under: Infection Control, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals – AIHW – 22 January 2013

“In 2011-12, all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) below the national benchmark, with rates ranging from 0.7 to 1.3 cases per 10,000 patient days. There were 1,734 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia, which occurred during approximately 18.5 million days of patient care.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-395-4; Cat. no. HSE 129

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Medical workforce 2011 – AIHW – 23 January 2013

Posted on January 24, 2013. Filed under: Medicine, Workforce | Tags: |

Medical workforce 2011 – AIHW –  23 January 2013

“The supply of employed medical practitioners in Australia increased from 344.6 to 381.4 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population between 2007 and 2011, which reflected a 10.7% rise in practitioner numbers. The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 37.6% of practitioners in 2011 compared with 34% in 2007. Specialists-in-training in the public sector worked the most average hours per week (47.6) while general practitioners in the public sector worked the least (20.5).”

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-396-1; Cat. no. HWL 49; 79pp

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Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the Transition Care Program 2009-10 and 2010-11 – AIHW – 7 December 2012

Posted on December 11, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the Transition Care Program 2009-10 and 2010-11  – AIHW – 7 December 2012

“Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the transition care program 2009-10 and 2010-11 presents key statistics about transition care services provided to older people directly after discharge from hospital. The Transition Care Program aims to improve recipients’ independence and functioning, and has assisted nearly 52,000 people since it started in 2005-06, including 18,000 individuals who received just under 20,300 episodes of transition care in 2010-11. The report includes for the first time an analysis of trends since the program’s establishment, and an examination of the final outcomes of people receiving consecutive episodes of care.”

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-384-8; Cat. no. AGE 71; 72pp

Media release:  Transition Care Program helps improve functioning and independence for older people leaving hospital

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Cancer in Australia: an overview 2012 r- AIHW – 11 December 2012

Posted on December 11, 2012. Filed under: Health Status, Oncology | Tags: |

Cancer in Australia: an overview 2012 r- AIHW – 11 December 2012

“‘Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2012’ presents the latest available information on incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, burden of cancer, hospitalisations and national cancer screening programs. It is estimated that the most commonly diagnosed cancers in 2012 will be prostate cancer, bowel cancer and breast cancer. For all cancers combined, the incidence rate increased by 12% from 1991 to 2009, but the mortality rate decreased and survival improved over time. Cancer outcomes differ by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, remoteness area and socioeconomic status.”

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-386-2; Cat. no. CAN 70; 216pp

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Palliative care services in Australia – AIHW – 19 October 2012

Posted on October 25, 2012. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

Palliative care services in Australia – AIHW – 19 October 2012

“Palliative care services in Australia is the first in a planned series of annual reports providing a detailed picture of the national response to the palliative care needs of Australians. Details from a range of data sources for 2009-10, and where available 2010-11, are presented, as are changes over time. There were almost 56,000 palliative care separations reported in public and private hospitals in 2009-10. Almost $3 million in Medicare Benefits Schedule payments was paid for palliative medicine specialist services in 2010-11.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-360-2; Cat. no. HWI 120; 146pp

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results – AIHW – 4 October 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results – AIHW – 4 October 2012

“This is the third national report on health services provided by Aboriginal community controlled and non-community controlled health organisations, and funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. In 2010-11: – primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, a 4% increase from 2009-10 – substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients, a 9% increase from 2009-10 – Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients, an increase of about 10% from 2009-10.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-354-1; Cat. no. IHW 79; 120pp

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Breast cancer in Australia: an overview – AIHW – 9 October 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012. Filed under: Oncology | Tags: |

Breast cancer in Australia: an overview – AIHW – 9 October 2012

“Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of breast cancer in Australia including how breast cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and country of birth.”

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-355-8; Cat. no. CAN 67; 100pp

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Mental health services in brief 2012 – AIHW – 10 October 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: |

Mental health services in brief 2012 – AIHW – 10 October 2012

“Mental health services in Australia – in brief 2012 provides an overview of the national response to the mental health needs of Australians. It includes information on mental health service provision, available mental health resources and the changes that have occurred in these over time. The publication compliments the more comprehensive data that is available online at Mental health services in Australia http://mhsa.aihw.gov.au.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-353-4; Cat. no. HSE 125; 40pp

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results – AIHW – 4 October 2012

Posted on October 5, 2012. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report, 2010-11: OATSIH services reporting – key results – AIHW – 4 October 2012

“This is the third national report on health services provided by Aboriginal community controlled and non-community controlled health organisations, and funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. In 2010-11: – primary health care services provided 2.5 million episodes of care to about 428,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, a 4% increase from 2009-10 – substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 28,600 clients, a 9% increase from 2009-10 – Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 11,800 clients, an increase of about 10% from 2009-10.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-354-1; Cat. no. IHW 79; 120pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care – AIHW – 28 September 2012

Posted on September 28, 2012. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2011-12: emergency department care – AIHW – 28 September 2012

“In 2011-12: – there were more than 6.5 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments – 72% of patients received treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage) category – almost two-thirds of patients stayed in the emergency department for 4 hours or less, and 90% had left within 8 hours and 30 minutes.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-356-5; Cat. no. HSE 126; 56pp

Media release: About two-thirds of Australia’s emergency department visits are completed within 4 hours

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Health expenditure Australia 2010-11 – AIHW – 26 September 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Health expenditure Australia 2010-11 – AIHW – 26 September 2012

“Expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $130.3 billion in 2010-11, up from $77.5 billion in 2000-01. This expenditure was 9.3% of gross domestic product in 2010-11, down from 9.4% in 2009-10 but up from 8.2% in 2000-01. The estimated recurrent expenditure on health was $5,796 per person, and 69.1% was funded by governments, up from 67.7% in 2000-01. The two largest components of the increase in health expenditure were public hospital services, which grew by $2.2 billion in real terms, followed by medications ($2.1 billion).”

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-350-3; Cat. no. HWE 56; 183pp

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Dementia in Australia – AIHW – 27 September 2012

Posted on September 27, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Dementia in Australia – AIHW – 27 September 2012

“In 2011, there were an estimated 298,000 people with dementia. This number is expected to increase markedly over time, with projections suggesting it will reach around 400,000 by 2020 and 900,000 by 2050. Dementia is a leading cause of death, accounting for 6% of all deaths in 2010. Total direct health and aged care services expenditure on people with dementia was at least $4.9 billion in 2009-10.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-349-7; Cat. no. AGE 70; 280pp.

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Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

“Aged care packages in the community 2010 -11 describes the key characteristics of services and recipients and also looks at the distribution of services relative to the needs of the population. At 30 June 2011, there were 50, 900 recipients of care packages. About 1,200 providers delivered low-care packages, 500 delivered high-care packages and 340 providers delivered high-care specialised dementia packages.”

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-344-2; Cat. no. AGE 69; 82pp

Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 September 2012

“Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11 provides comprehensive statistical information on residential aged care facilities, their residents, admissions and separations, and residents’ dependency levels. At 30 June 2011, there were nearly 185,500 residential aged care places, an increase of more than 2,600 places compared with 30 June 2010. More than 85,200 permanent residents (52%) had a recorded diagnosis of dementia at 30 June 2011. Other recorded health conditions included circulatory diseases (40,000 residents) and diseases of the musculoskeletal and connective tissue (29,400 residents).”

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-343-5; Cat. no. AGE 68; 100pp.

Media release from AIHW – Continued growth in aged care sector

“The number of aged care places in Australia is continuing to rise, according to two reports released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The reports, Residential aged care in Australia 2010-11: a statistical overview and Aged care packages in the community 2010-11: a statistical overview, provide comprehensive information on Australia Government-funded aged care.

The reports show the number of residential aged care places grew to 185,482 at 30 June 2011-an increase of 2,632 (1.4%) since the previous year.

The number of care packages, which allow older Australians to receive care in their own homes and communities, grew to 57,922  in 2010-11, a 13% increase over the previous year. These include Community Aged Care Packages, Extended Aged Care at Home, and Extended Aged Care at Home Dementia.”

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Social distribution of health risks and health outcomes: preliminary analysis of the National Health Survey 2007-08 – AIHW – 28 August 2012

Posted on September 12, 2012. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Social distribution of health risks and health outcomes: preliminary analysis of the National Health Survey 2007-08 – AIHW – 28 August 2012

“Where people are born, grow, live, work and age affects their health status. This paper explores the association between selected social and health risk factors on Australians’ health. It shows that people with higher household incomes and higher education qualifications are more likely to report better health and less likely to report smoking, and people living outside major cities are more likely to report being an unhealthy weight.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-333-6; Cat. no. PHE 165; 33pp

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National Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16 – AIHW – 6 September 2012

Posted on September 12, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: |

National Health Data Dictionary 2012 version 16 – AIHW – 6 September 2012

“The National Health Data Dictionary provides national standards for the broader health sector. This update reflects changes to data standards between 1 July 2010 and 30 April 2012. During this time 10 data set specifications, 23 data element clusters, 177 data elements, one classification and 20 glossary items have been added. Twelve national minimum data sets, two data set specifications, 96 data elements, five classifications and three glossary items have been superseded, and three national standards have been retired since version 15 of the NHDD was published.”

ISSN 1329-4555; ISBN 978-1-74249-337-4; Cat. no. HWI 119; 3590pp

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Risk factor trends: age patterns in key health risk factors over time – AIHW – 11 September 2012

Posted on September 12, 2012. Filed under: Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

Risk factor trends: age patterns in key health risk factors over time – AIHW – 11 September 2012

“This report presents comparisons over time for different age groups for key health risk factors, including overweight and obesity, physical inactivity, poor diet, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. The good news is that smoking rates have declined, particularly among younger people. However, overweight/obesity rates have increased for virtually all age groups, especially females aged 12 to 44.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-342-8; Cat. no. PHE 166; 140pp.

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Multiple causes of death in Australia: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997-2007 – AIHW – 23 August 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt | Tags: , |

Multiple causes of death in Australia: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997-2007 – AIHW – 23 August 2012

“Multiple causes of death data are useful for describing the role of all diseases involved in deaths. This bulletin is the first comprehensive application of multiple causes of death statistics to natural causes of death and specific chronic diseases of public health importance in Australia. It may be useful for guiding and improving policy for reducing deaths from these chronic diseases and for targeting future investment in health prevention. When describing patterns of causes of death using only the underlying cause, important cause information is overlooked. Analyses using multiple cause data complement routine descriptions of mortality that use only the underlying cause and offer broader insight into the disease processes occurring at the end of life.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-330-5; Cat. no. AUS 159; 25pp

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Dialysis and kidney transplantation in Australia: 1991-2010 – AIHW – 19 July 2012

Posted on July 19, 2012. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

Dialysis and kidney transplantation in Australia: 1991-2010 – AIHW – 19 July 2012

“End-stage kidney disease is a serious and costly health problem in Australia that usually requires kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or kidney transplantation) for patients to survive. At the end of 2009 there were more than 18,000 people receiving kidney replacement therapy. The majority received dialysis treatment, which accounted for more than 1.1 million hospitalisations in the 2009-10 financial year. During 2009 more than 2,300 patients started kidney replacement therapy and 772 kidney transplant operations were performed.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-322-0; Cat. no. PHE 162; 52pp

Media release: Large increase in treated end-stage kidney disease

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Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 – AIHW – 17 July 2012

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Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 – AIHW – 17 July 2012

“Australia’s food & nutrition 2012 highlights the key components of the food and nutrition system. It describes the system from ‘paddock to plate’ and how food choices affect our health and the environment. Did you know:
* Australia produces enough food to feed 60 million people.
* More than 9 in 10 people aged 16 and over do not consume sufficient serves of vegetables.
* One in 4 children have an unhealthy body weight and 6 in 10 adults are overweight or obese.
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, rural and remote Australians and socioeconomically disadvantaged people are more at risk of diet-related chronic disease than other Australians.

ISBN 978-1-74249-323-7; Cat. no. PHE 163; 250pp.

Media release: Too much food, too little balance on Aussie plates

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Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11 – AIHW – 5 July 2012

Posted on July 5, 2012. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: |

Surgery in Australian hospitals 2010–11 – AIHW – 5 July 2012

“In 2010–11, over a quarter of the 8.9 million hospitalisations (separations) in Australia’s public and private hospitals included a visit to an operating room for surgery. This bulletin provides an overview of these 2.4 million hospitalisations involving surgery.

This information was sourced from the AIHW’s National Hospital Morbidity Database and National Elective Surgery Waiting Times Data Collection.”

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Media release: More than 1 in 4 hospital admissions need surgery

“More than a quarter of Australia’s 8.9 million hospitalisations in 2010–11 included a visit to an operating room for surgery, according to a new surgery snapshot released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The snapshot bulletin, Surgery in Australian Hospitals 2010–11, provides an overview of Australia’s 2.4 million annual hospitalisations for surgery, based on data first published by the AIHW in April.

Around 1.0 million surgery hospitalisations occurred in public hospitals and 1.4 million in private hospitals.

In the five years to 2011, admissions involving surgery have been rising 2.4% a year in public hospitals and 4.1% a year in private hospitals. But in the last year, annual growth in surgery admissions in public hospitals has outstripped annual growth in private hospitals 2.7% to 2.1%.”

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Perinatal depression: data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey – AIHW – 3 July 2012

Posted on July 3, 2012. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol, Obstetrics | Tags: , |

Perinatal depression: data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey – AIHW – 3 July 2012

“Data from the 2010 Australian National Infant Feeding Survey showed that 1 in 5 (20%) mothers of children aged 24 months or less had been diagnosed with depression. More than half of these mothers reported being diagnosed with depression during the perinatal period. Perinatal depression was more commonly reported among mothers who were younger (aged under 25), smokers, overweight/obese and from lower income households.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-320-6; Cat. no. PHE 161; 20pp.

Media release: One in ten mums doiagnosed with perinatal depression

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Nursing and midwifery workforce 2011 – AIHW – 28 June 2012

Posted on June 28, 2012. Filed under: Nursing, Workforce | Tags: |

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2011 – AIHW – 28 June 2012

“Between 2007 and 2011, the number of nurses and midwives employed in nursing increased by 7.7% from 263,331 to 283,577. Over this period, the supply of nurses and midwives decreased by 1.3% from 1,095.1 to 1,081.1 full-time equivalent positions per 100,000 population. The average age of the workforce increased from 43.7 to 44.5, and the proportion of nurses and midwives aged 50 or older increased from 33.0% to 38.6%.

ISSN 1446 9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-319-0; Cat. no. HWL 48; 50pp”

Media release: Numbers of nurses and midwives increasing—but not keeping up with population growth

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Australia’s health 2012 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 21 June 2012

Posted on June 22, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Health Status | Tags: |

Australia’s health 2012 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 21 June 2012

” ‘Australia’s health 2012’ is the thirteenth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on health in Australia. It provides answers to questions such as: – How healthy are Australians? – What major milestones affect health over the life course? – How can we protect and promote good health? – What are the major causes of illness? – How do we treat people who are sick? – Where do our health dollars come fromand where do they go? – Who works in health? – What is being done to find out more about our health?”

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978-1-74249-305-3; Cat. no. AUS 156; 628pp

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Hospitalisations due to falls in older people, Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – 1 June 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Hospitalisations due to falls in older people, Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – 1 June 2012

released: 1 Jun 2012 author: Bradley C

This report is the fifth in a series on hospitalisations due to falls by Australians aged 65 and older and focuses on 2008-09. For the first time in this report series, the rate of hospitalised fall injuries involving older females exceeded 3,000 per 100,000 population. The incidence of injury has continued to increase substantially over the decade to June 2009, despite a sustained decrease in the rate of hip fractures due to falls. Of note, falls that resulted in head injuries and those described as an ‘other fall on same level’ increased significantly over the study period.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-304-6; Cat. no. INJCAT 138; 86pp.

Continuing rise in number of older Australians hospitalised after a fall – media release

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Australia’s public sector medical indemnity claims 2009-10 – AIHW – 18 May 2012

Posted on May 21, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Patient Safety | Tags: , |

Australia’s public sector medical indemnity claims 2009-10 – AIHW – 18 May 2012

“This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims for 2005-06 to 2009-10, with a focus on 2009-10 claims. There were more new claims in 2009-10 (1,620) than in any of the three previous years (about 1,130 to 1,270 claims per year). As in previous years, the three health services most often implicated were Emergency department, General surgery and Obstetrics.”

ISSN 1833-7422; ISBN 978-1-74249-297-1; Cat. no. HSE 119; 117pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

Posted on April 30, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

“Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 presents a detailed overview of Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million separations from hospitals including: 4.9 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; and about 367,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services and almost 43 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals. Data on emergency department waiting times will be revised after the ACT supplies corrected data to the AIHW.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-294-0; Cat. no. HSE 117; 450pp

Australia’s hospitals 2010-11 at a glance  – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

“Australia’s hospitals 2010-11 at a glance provides information on Australia’s 1,340 public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million hospitalisations, including 2.2 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 70% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to Australian hospital statistics 2010-11. Data on emergency department waiting times will be revised after the ACT supplies corrected data to the AIHW.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-293-3; Cat. no. HSE 118; 40pp.

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Social and emotional wellbeing: development of a children’s headline indicator – AIHW – 10 April 2012

Posted on April 11, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics | Tags: |

Social and emotional wellbeing: development of a children’s headline indicator – AIHW – 10 April 2012

“A child’s social and emotional wellbeing is integral to their overall health, development and wellbeing. Children with high levels of social and emotional wellbeing are more likely to successfully negotiate physical, intellectual and social challenges during childhood and adolescence. This report describes the process of developing a Children’s Headline Indicator to measure social and emotional wellbeing. It presents research evidence on the links between social and emotional wellbeing and children’s health, development and wellbeing outcomes; assesses potential indicators and data sources; and recommends an indicator of social and emotional wellbeing for Australian children.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-287-2; Cat. no. PHE 158; 77pp

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Growth in Australia’s mental health workforce – AIHW – 10 April 2012

Posted on April 11, 2012. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol, Workforce | Tags: |

Growth in Australia’s mental health workforce – AIHW – 10 April 2012

Media release

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Cancer incidence projections, Australia 2011 to 2020 – AIHW – 9 March 2012

Posted on March 29, 2012. Filed under: Health Status, Oncology | Tags: |

Cancer incidence projections, Australia 2011 to 2020 – AIHW – 9 March 2012

“This report presents detailed projections of cancer incidence in Australia for 2011 to 2020. These projections are based on trends in national cancer incidence data from 1982 to 2007. It shows the number of cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year is projected to rise over the next decade for both males and females, and is expected to reach about 150,000 in 2020, with prostate and breast cancer continuing to be the most common cancers diagnosed in men and women respectively.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-282-7; Cat. no. CAN 62; 156pp.

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Risk factors contributing to chronic disease – AIHW – 29 March 2012

Posted on March 29, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

Risk factors contributing to chronic disease – AIHW – 29 March 2012

“Chronic diseases are responsible for a large portion of the disease burden in Australia, and many are highly preventable by reducing known risk factors. This report shows that: ~Most people have at least one risk factor and more than 90% do not consume enough vegetables. ~Social disadvantage is associated with risky health behaviours. ~Nearly 60%of Australians do not undertake sufficient levels of physical activity, and many of us (almost 80%) usually spend 3 or more hours sitting during our leisure time.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-283-4; Cat. no. PHE 157; 124pp

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Medical workforce 2010 – AIHW – 28 March 2012

Posted on March 29, 2012. Filed under: Medicine, Workforce | Tags: |

Medical workforce 2010 – AIHW – 28 March 2012

“The supply of employed medical practitioners increased between 2006 and 2010, from 346 to 366 full-time equivalent practitioners per 100,000 population. The increase reflected a 13% rise in practitioner numbers. The gender balance continued to shift, with women making up 37% of practitioners in 2010 compared to 34% in 2006. The average hours worked each week by medical practitioners declined slightly from 43.5 to 43.3 hours. The group with the longest average hours worked per week was Specialists-in-training at 49.9 hours, while General practitioners averaged 39.2 hours a week.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-284-1; Cat. no. HWL 47; 59pp

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National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011 – AIHW – 2 March 2012

Posted on March 2, 2012. Filed under: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Healthcare | Tags: , |

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program monitoring report: phase 2, July 2008- June 2011 – AIHW – 2 March 2012

“This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program for Australians invited to take part between July 2008 and June 2011. Just over 800,000 people were screened in that time, with about 60,000 found to require further assessment. One out of every 11 colonoscopies performed for further assessment detected and removed an advanced adenoma (pre-cancerous lesion), and a cancer was detected in 1 out of every 33 colonoscopies. However, this represents only a partial picture of outcomes due to incomplete reporting.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-280-3; Cat. no. CAN 61; 120pp

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Comorbidity of mental disorders and physical conditions 2007 – AIHW – 10 February 2012

Posted on February 13, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: |

Comorbidity of mental disorders and physical conditions 2007 – AIHW – 10 February 2012

“This report investigates the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic diseases and shows that in 2007: 12% of Australians aged 16-85 had a mental disorder and a physical condition at the same time; the most common comorbidity was anxiety disorder combined with a physical condition, affecting around 1.4 million (9%) Australian adults; people living in the most disadvantaged areas of Australia were 65% more likely to have comorbidity than those living in the least disadvantaged areas.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-264-3; Cat. no. PHW 155; 42pp.

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Child protection Australia 2010–11 – AIHW – 20 January 2012

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics | Tags: |

Child protection Australia 2010–11 – AIHW – 20 January 2012

“This report contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system. Key findings include: Since 2009-10, the number of children subject to a notification decreased by 13% from 187,314 to 163,767; Since 2006-07, the number of children subject to a substantiation of a notification has decreased by 7% from 34,028 to 31,527 (6.9 to 6.1 per 1,000 children); The number of children in out-of-home care has increased by 5% from 35,895 in 2010 to 37,648 in 2011.”

ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN 978-1-74249-274-2; Cat. no. CWS 41; 142pp

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Australia’s mothers and babies 2009 – AIHW – 21 December 2011

Posted on January 4, 2012. Filed under: Obstetrics | Tags: |

Australia’s mothers and babies 2009 – AIHW – 21 December 2011

“In 2009, 294,540 women gave birth to 299,220 babies in Australia. The increase in births continued, with 2,295 more births (0.8%) than reported in 2008. The average age of women who gave birth in Australia has increased gradually in recent years, from 29.0 years in 2000 to 30.0 years in 2009.”

ISSN 1321-8336; ISBN 978-1-74249-265-0; Cat. no. PER 52; 114pp

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Monitoring acute coronary syndrome using national hospital data: An information paper on trends and issues – AIHW – 22 December 2011

Posted on January 4, 2012. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg | Tags: |

Monitoring acute coronary syndrome using national hospital data: An information paper on trends and issues – AIHW – 22 December 2011

“Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) refers to the spectrum of acute coronary artery diseases spanning acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and unstable angina (UA). They are sudden, severe and life-threatening events. This report reviews the current algorithm for monitoring the incidence of ACS in Australia, presenting a detailed analysis of hospitalisations for AMI and UA. It also presents a range of alternative algorithms for the estimation of ACS incidence. Further work is required to validate these algorithms.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-273-5; Cat. no. CVD 57; 136pp.

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BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009 – AIHW – 6 December 2011

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Oncology, Preventive Healthcare | Tags: , |

BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2008-2009 – AIHW – 6 December 2011

“BreastScreen Australia aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from breast cancer through organised breast cancer screening. This report presents national statistics for the program. More than 1.3 million women aged 50-69 participated in BreastScreen Australia in 2008-2009, equivalent to around 55% of the target age group. Deaths from breast cancer are at an historic low at 47 deaths per 100,000 women aged 50-69 in 2007.”

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-261-2; Cat. no. CAN 60; 98pp

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Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia – AIHW – 1 December 2011

Posted on December 6, 2011. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Oncology | Tags: |

Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia – AIHW – 1 December 2011

‘Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia’ presents the latest available incidence, survival and mortality statistics on cancer in young Australians aged 15 to 29. The incidence of cancer in this age group has become steady since the mid-1990s while cancer mortality has fallen between 1983 and 2007. Survival from cancer in adolescents and young adults has been relatively high and has improved with time, although cancer outcomes vary across population groups.

ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-233-9; Cat. no. CAN 59; 102pp

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Australia’s welfare 2011 – AIHW – 24 November 2011

Posted on November 30, 2011. Filed under: Social Work | Tags: |

Australia’s welfare 2011 – AIHW – 24 November 2011

“Australia’s welfare 2011 is the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia. Topics include: children and young people; disability and disability services; ageing and aged care; informal carers; homelessness; housing assistance; community services workforce; welfare expenditure; indicators of Australia’s welfare.”

ISSN 1321-1455; ISBN 978-1-74249-209-4; Cat. no. AUS 142; 457pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals – AIHW – 30 November 2011

Posted on November 30, 2011. Filed under: Infection Control, Infectious Diseases, Patient Safety | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia in Australian public hospitals – AIHW – 30 November 2011

“In 2010-11: all states and territories had rates of hospital-associated SAB below the national benchmark with rates ranging from 0.9 to 1.4 cases per 10, 000 patient days; there were 1,873 cases of hospital-associated SAB reported for Australia. The reported SAB cases occurred during approximately 17 million days of patient care.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-263-6; Cat. no. HSE 116; 15pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 30 November 2011

Posted on November 30, 2011. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Surgery | Tags: |

Australian hospital statistics 2010-2011: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 30 November 2011

‘Australian hospital statistics 2010-11: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times’ presents information relating to emergency department care in major public hospitals and public hospital elective surgery waiting times for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. In 2010-11: over 6.2 million emergency department presentations were provided by major public hospitals, with 70% of patients receiving treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage category); about 621,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from waiting lists for elective surgery, with 50% of patients admitted within 36 days.

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-262-9; Cat. no. HSE 115; 88pp.

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Allergic rhinitis (‘hay fever’) in Australia – AIHW – 17 November 2011

Posted on November 17, 2011. Filed under: Immunology and Allergy | Tags: |

Allergic rhinitis (‘hay fever’) in Australia – AIHW – 17 November 2011

“Hay fever is a term commonly used to refer to allergic rhinitis caused by seasonal exposure to pollen. Allergic rhinitis can cause significant irritation and interference in a sufferer’s daily activities, considerably reducing their quality of life. It is one of the most common chronic respiratory conditions in Australia, affecting around 15% of Australians or 3.1 million people. The amount of money paid by community pharmacies to wholesalers for medications commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis doubled between 2001 ($107.8 million) and 2010 ($226.8 million).”

ISBN 978-1-74249-228-5; Cat. no. ACM 23; 50pp

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Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2009 – AIHW – 9 November 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011. Filed under: Obstetrics | Tags: |

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2009 – AIHW – 9 November 2011

“In 2009, there were 70,541 assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles undertaken in Australian and New Zealand. Of these cycles, 17.2% resulted in a live delivery (the birth of at least one liveborn baby). In total, 13,114 liveborn babies were born following ART treatment in 2009. The most important trend in ART treatment has been the increase of single embryo transfer, from 48.3% in 2005 to 69.7% in 2009. This trend has resulted in significant reduction of multiple delivery rate from 14.1% in 2005 to 8.2% in 2009.

ISSN 1038-7234; ISBN 978-1-74249-221-6; Cat. no. PER 51; 74pp”

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Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory – AIHW – 10 November 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Otorhinolaryngology | Tags: |

Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory – AIHW – 10 November 2011

“This report presents findings from the audiology and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) follow-up services provided to children in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory as part of the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement. Between August 2007 and May 2011, 7,421 audiology and 3,838 ENT services were provided to 4,993 and 2,670 children respectively. About 66% were diagnosed with at least one type of middle ear condition, and of children who were tested, 11% had moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-226-1; Cat. no. IHW 60; 53pp

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Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 11 November 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: |

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 11 November 2011
http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420496

“Around 170,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug use were provided in Australia in 2009-10. Almost half were for treatment related to alcohol use-the highest proportion observed since the collection began in 2001. As with previous years, counselling was the most common type of treatment offered. One in ten episodes involved more than one type of treatment.”

ISSN 1447-6746; ISBN 978-1-74249-224-7; Cat. no. HSE 114; 150pp

Media release:  More Australians seeking treatment for alcohol use

“Increasing numbers of Australians are using drug treatment services for alcohol use, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set, shows that alcohol was the principal drug of concern reported in almost half (48%) of the 147,000 community-based drug treatment episodes provided across Australia in 2009–10.

‘This is the highest proportion of treatment episodes for alcohol use since the data collection began in 2001–02,’ said AIHW spokesperson Brent Diverty.”

… continues

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Drugs in Australia 2010: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs – AIHW – 11 November 2011

Posted on November 11, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: |

Drugs in Australia 2010: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs – AIHW – 11 November 2011

“Drugs in Australia 2010 provides a comprehensive summary of Australians’ consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and use of treatment services, drawing on the latest statistics from major national collections. It also includes information about drug-related health issues, and drugs in the context of crime and law enforcement.”

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978-1-74249-230-8; Cat. no. PHE 154; 175pp

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Lung cancer in Australia in 2011: an overview – AIHW – 4 November 2011

Posted on November 4, 2011. Filed under: Oncology, Respiratory Medicine | Tags: |

Lung cancer in Australia in 2011: an overview – AIHW – 4 November 2011

“Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of lung cancer in Australia including how lung cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-222-3; Cat. no. CAN 58; 194pp

Media release: Lung cancer rates up for women, down for men, survival slightly better

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Obesity and injury in Australia: a review of the literature – AIHW – 3 November 2011

Posted on November 3, 2011. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Obesity and injury in Australia: a review of the literature – AIHW – 3 November 2011

authors: Norton L, Harrison JE, Pointer S & Lathlean T

“Obesity and injury are major health burdens on society. Possible relationships between obesity and injury have recently been reported, but their nature and extent has been unclear. This report presents summary information from an overview of the existing literature to investigate obesity injury relationships. It also surveys opportunities to fill relevant gaps in knowledge in Australia.”

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-227-8; Cat. no. INJCAT 136; 40pp

Media release – Report suggests obesity increases risk of injury

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Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09: an analysis by remoteness and disease – AIHW – 2 November 2011

Posted on November 2, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Economics, Rural Remote Health | Tags: |

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09: an analysis by remoteness and disease – AIHW – 2 November 2011

“In 2008-09, health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people varied across remoteness areas, service types and disease groupings. The greatest difference in expenditure between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians was in Remote and very remote areas where, for every dollar spent per non-Indigenous Australian, $2.41 was spent per Indigenous Australian. Expenditure on genitourinary diseases, and mental and behavioural disorders, accounted for the highest proportions of admitted patient expenditure for Indigenous Australians (11% and 10% respectively). Additional analysis has been undertaken in the 2008-09 report to include expenditure on potentially preventable hospitalisations.”

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-220-9; Cat. no. HWE 54; 30pp

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Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 – AIHW – 31 October 2011

Posted on October 31, 2011. Filed under: Oncology | Tags: |

Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 – AIHW – 31 October 2011

“The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 presents national statistics monitoring the NCSP using new performance indicators. For women in the target age group, 20-69 years, participation in the program was around 59%, with more than 3.6 million women screened over the 2 years 2008-2009. Cervical cancer incidence remains at an historical low of 9 new cases per 100,000 women, and deaths are also low, historically and by international standards, at 2 deaths per 100,000 women.”
ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN 978-1-74249-216-2; Cat. no. CAN 57; 136pp

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Health expenditure Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 28 October 2011

Posted on October 31, 2011. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Health expenditure Australia 2009-10  – AIHW – 28 October 2011

“Health expenditure in Australia in 2009-10 increased to $121.4 billion. As a percentage of GDP it was 9.4% of the GDP, 0.4% higher than in 2008-09. Public hospital services accounted for under one-third (31%) of the total increase in 2009-10, while medications accounted for over one-fifth (21%) of the total growth. 2009-10 marks the first year of the transition to the National Health Care Agreement, a new health care funding arrangement between the Australian government and state and territory governments.”

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978-1-74249-223-0; Cat. no. HWE 55; 188pp

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The Hospital Dementia Services Project: a study description – AIHW – 24 October 2011

Posted on October 25, 2011. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

The Hospital Dementia Services Project: a study description – AIHW – 24 October 2011

“The Hospital Dementia Services Project is an innovative mixed-methods study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council to investigate how health and aged care system factors influence care outcomes for hospital patients with dementia. People with dementia have comparatively high rates of hospitalisation and longer hospital stays which has an impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. The project focuses on patients aged 50 or over who had an overnight stay in a public hospital in New South Wales during 2006-07. This publication describes the project’s objectives and design features.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-217-9; Cat. no. AGE 67; 16pp

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2009-10: OATSIH Services Reporting – key results – AIHW – 25 October 2011

Posted on October 25, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health | Tags: |

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2009-10: OATSIH Services Reporting – key results – AIHW – 25 October 2011

“In 2009-10, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: * primary health care services provided 2.4 million episodes of health care to about 456,000 clients, a 14% increase in episodes of care, and a 22% increase in the number of clients reported compared with 2008-09. * substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 26,300 clients, an increase of 14% compared with 2008-09. * Bringing Them Home and Link Up services provided counselling to about 10,700 clients, an increase of about 27% compared with 2008-09.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-200-1; Cat. no. IHW 56; 126pp

Media release

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Trends in palliative care in Australian hospitals – AIHW – 19 October 2011

Posted on October 20, 2011. Filed under: Palliative Care | Tags: |

Trends in palliative care in Australian hospitals – AIHW – 19 October 2011

“Trends in palliative care in Australian hospitals provides an overview of the nature and extent of palliative care separations in public and private hospitals across Australia for the 10-year period from 1999-00 to 2008-09. These separations may have occurred in a dedicated palliative care ward, a hospice or in other admitted patient beds in a hospital. The report indicates that there has been a substantial increase in the number of palliative care separations in admitted patient settings over time.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-210-0; Cat. no. HWI 112; 100pp

Identifying palliative care separations in admitted patient data

Media release

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National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results – AIHW – 7 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Preventive Healthcare | Tags: , , |

National Social Housing Survey: a summary of national results – AIHW – 7 October 2011

“The majority of National Social Housing Survey respondents were either `satisfied’ or `very satisfied’ with living in either public housing or community housing. In addition, most respondents indicated that the amenity and location of their housing met the needs of their household. These respondents also recorded experiencing `benefits’ from living in social housing–around 90% felt more settled and over two-thirds felt they enjoyed better health. These findings are particularly noteworthy given that social housing is typically targeted at groups such as low income earners, those who were previously homeless and people who are otherwise disadvantaged in the housing market.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-208-7; Cat. no. AUS 141; 16pp

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Principles on the use of direct age-standardisation in administrative data collections: for measuring the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians – AIHW – 7 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Research | Tags: |

Principles on the use of direct age-standardisation in administrative data collections: for measuring the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians – AIHW – 7 October 2011

“This report recommends that the direct method of age-standardisation be used for purposes of comparing health and welfare outcome measures (e.g. mortality rates, life expectancy, hospital separation rates, disease incidence rates etc.) of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and non-Indigenous Australians. The report provides consistency and guidance on when and how to use the direct age-standardisation method and under what circumstances it should not be used.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-214-8; Cat. no. CSI 12; 25pp

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Mental Health Services in Australia (MHSIA) online – AIHW

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

Mental Health Services in Australia (MHSIA) online – AIHW

“This website has been developed by the Mental Health and Palliative Care Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The development of the website is in response to recognition in the Fourth National Mental Health Plan of the need to make available timely, contemporary data on the services provided to Australian mental health consumers each year.

Objectives of mental health services in Australia online
By producing an online version of mental health services in Australia, rather than a hard copy print publication, the AIHW aims to:

•establish comprehensive, timely and regular national reporting on the progress of mental health reform in Australia
•make Australian mental health services data available to all stakeholders in an interactive, graphical format
•publish Australian mental health services data progressively each year as it becomes available.
How to access mental health services data

Mental Health Services data is available in four broad subject areas (Background; Services; Resources; and Additional topics), and reported in sixteen specific topic areas as per the previous hard copy reports. A mapping of the sixteen topic areas is available via the latest release page.

Data will be progressively published each year as it becomes available. Each topic area will contain an analysis of the most recent available data, including any updates to previous years’ data, through Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets accessible via the topic areas on the right hand menu. Data spreadsheets from previous years will be available within the archived data page via the additional topics area. 

Each topic area contains background information and a brief analysis of the most recent data available. The data is also available in graphical format via an interactive data portal within each topic area. The data can be accessed by clicking on either the data portal icon or the data tables icon displayed throughout the topic areas.”

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Disability support services 2009-10: report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement – AIHW – 14 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

Disability support services 2009-10: report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement – AIHW – 14 October 2011

“Almost 300,000 people used services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA) in 2009-10, which accounted for nearly $5.8 billion of combined government expenditures. The number of disability service users rose by 47% between 2004-05 and 2009-10. The number of users of employment and respite services increased by 83% and 50%, respectively, over the same period. Of the nearly 2,300 disability service agencies operating in 2009-10, more than two-thirds were state or territory funded, the remaining being funded by the Australian Government.”

ISSN 1444-3589; ISBN 978-1-74249-213-1; Cat. no. DIS 59; 138pp

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Asthma in Australia 2011: with a focus chapter on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – AIHW – 18 October 2011

Posted on October 18, 2011. Filed under: Respiratory Medicine | Tags: , |

Asthma in Australia 2011: with a focus chapter on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – AIHW – 18 October 2011
Australian Centre for Asthma Monitoring

“Asthma is an important health problem in Australia. This report brings together data from a wide range of sources to describe the current status of asthma in Australia. It includes information on the number of people who have asthma and who visit their general practitioner, are hospitalised or die due to asthma. Time trends and profiles of people who receive various treatments for asthma are also presented, along with information on those who have written asthma action plans. In addition, comorbidities and quality of life among people with asthma are also investigated. This report also includes a chapter that focuses on chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in Australians aged 55 years and over.”

ISSN 1448-7594; ISBN 978-1-74249-215-5; Cat. no. ACM 22; 291pp

Media release – Asthma rates drop among Australian children and young people

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Measuring alcohol risk in the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: implementation of the 2009 Alcohol Guidelines – AIHW – 29 September 2011

Posted on October 3, 2011. Filed under: Alcohol & Drug Dep. | Tags: |

Measuring alcohol risk in the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: implementation of the 2009 Alcohol Guidelines – AIHW – 29 September 2011

“This report outlines the steps involved to develop a consistent measure for analysing the 2010 National Drug Strategy Household Survey alcohol data. The report details the methods and questions used for reporting single occasion risk and lifetime risk in line with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol. The development of these new guidelines impacted interpretation of the proportion of the population drinking alcohol at risky levels.”

ISSN 1442-7230; ISBN 978-1-74249-205-6; Cat. no. PHE 152; 30pp

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The use of health services among Australians with disability – AIHW – 30 September 2011

Posted on October 3, 2011. Filed under: Disability | Tags: |

The use of health services among Australians with disability – AIHW – 30 September 2011

“This bulletin is the second in a series about health of people with disability. It examines the use of health services among Australians with disabiilty based on national population health survey data.”

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-206-3; Cat. no. AUS 140; 28pp

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Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 16 September 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Nephrology | Tags: |

Chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – AIHW – 16 September 2011

“This report presents the first detailed analysis of chronic kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how it compares to non-Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians have a greater burden of disease for many health conditions, and chronic kidney disease is no exception. Indigenous Australians were found to be more likely to have end-stage kidney disease, and be hospitalised or die with chronic kidney disease than non-Indigenous Australians.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-203-2; Cat. no. PHE 151; 74pp

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Australia’s public sector medical indemnity claims 2008-09 – AIHW – released 20 September 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Australia’s public sector medical indemnity claims 2008-09 – AIHW –  released 20 September 2011

“This report presents data on the number, nature and costs of public sector medical indemnity claims for the period 2004-05 to 2008-09, with a focus on 2008-09 claims. There were fewer new claims in 2008-09 (1,231) than in any of the four previous years (about 1,330 to 2,000 claims per year). As in previous years, the three health service contexts most often implicated were Accident and emergency, Obstetrics and General surgery.”

ISSN 1833-7422; ISBN 978-1-74249-198-1; Cat. no. HSE 111; 118pp

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Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – released 20 September 2011

Posted on September 22, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality | Tags: , |

Public and private sector medical indemnity claims in Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – released 20 September 2011

“This report presents information on public and private sector medical indemnity claims for 2008-09. There were 9,173 medical indemnity claims open at some point during the year, including 5,072 from the public sector and 4,101 from the private sector. The main clinician specialties allegedly involved in the incidents giving rise to claims were General practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.”

ISSN 1833-7422; ISBN 978-1-74249-199-8; Cat. no. HSE 112; 58pp

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Projections of the incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Australia, 2010-2020 – AIHW – 14 September 2011

Posted on September 15, 2011. Filed under: Nephrology | Tags: |

Projections of the incidence of treated end-stage kidney disease in Australia, 2010-2020 – AIHW – 14 September 2011

“This report presents projections of the incidence of end-stage kidney disease treated with dialysis or kidney transplantation (treated ESKD) for the period 2010 to 2020. This information is important for health service planning and resource allocation in the future. The projections are made by sex at national and state/territory levels, and for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients with diabetes when commencing treatment. The incidence of treated ESKD is projected to continue to rise over the next decade; increasing by nearly 80% between 2009 and 2020. The proportion of those commencing ESKD treatment with diabetes is also expected to increase, from 45% in 2009 to 64% in 2020.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-201-8; Cat. no. PHE 150; 64pp

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