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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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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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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Child protection Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 21 January 2011

Posted on January 21, 2011. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics | Tags: , , |

Child protection Australia 2009-10 – AIHW – 21 January 2011

“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. Across Australia in 2009-10 over 187,000 children were the subject of a child protection notification; just over 31,000 children were the subject of a substantiation; around 37,000 children were on care and protection orders; almost 36,000 children were living in out-of-home care; and there were almost 8,050 foster carer households.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 21 January 2011; ISSN 1320-081X; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-103-5; AIHW cat. no. CWS 39; 152pp

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Health expenditure Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – December 2010

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: |

Health expenditure Australia 2008-09 – AIHW – December 2010

“Health expenditure in Australia in 2008-09 reached $112.8 billion, an increase of $9.2 billion since 2007-08. The area of health expenditure with the largest increase was public hospital services, which accounted for over one-quarter of the total increase in 2008-09. ‘Health expenditure Australia 2008-09′ examines expenditure on different types of health goods and services in the decade to 2008-09. The report: . describes funding by the Australian Government and state governments, private health insurance and individuals . compares health expenditures in the different states and territories . compares Australia’s spending with other countries’.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 14 December 2010; ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-101-1; AIHW cat. no. HWE 51; 188pp.

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Drinking patterns in Australia, 2001-2007 – AIHW – December 2010

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

Drinking patterns in Australia, 2001-2007 – AIHW – December 2010

This report uses data from the three most recent National Drug Household Surveys to look at trends in alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, alcohol beverage of choice, and under-age drinking. Using the 2007 data, the report also explores factors that are associated with short-term risky or high-risk drinking behaviour.

Authored by AIHW.

Published 17 December 2010; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-100-4; AIHW cat. no. PHE 133; 54pp.

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Cancer in Australia 2010: an overview – AIHW – December 2010

Posted on January 11, 2011. Filed under: Oncology | Tags: |

Cancer in Australia: an overview, 2010 provides a comprehensive overview of national statistics on cancer in Australia. The report presents the latest available statistics on cancer overall, as well as on many individual types of cancers, and it includes information on incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, burden of cancer, hospitalisations, and national cancer screening programs.

Authored by AIHW.

Published 16 December 2010; ISSN 1039-3307; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-082-3; AIHW cat. no. CAN 56; 228pp

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A snapshot of arthritis in Australia 2010 – AIHW – published 15 October 2010

Posted on October 15, 2010. Filed under: Rheumatology | Tags: , , |

A snapshot of arthritis in Australia 2010 – AIHW – published 15 October 2010

Arthritis series no. 13

“This snapshot brings together the latest data on arthritis in Australia. The purpose of the snapshot is to provide the latest statistical information in a timely and efficient manner.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 15 October 2010; ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-048-9; AIHW cat. no. PHE 126; 24pp

Press release

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Australian hospitals 2008-09 at a glance – AIHW – 17 June 2010

Posted on June 17, 2010. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australian hospitals 2008-09 at a glance – AIHW – 17 June 2010
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Health services series no. 37

“Australia’s hospital 2008-09 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were: 8.1 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.2 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 publication.”

Published 17 June 2010; ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-033-5; AIHW cat. no. HSE 89; 28pp

Media release

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Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care Program Report on the 2008-09 Minimum Data Set – AIHW – 27 May 2010

Posted on May 27, 2010. Filed under: Disability | Tags: , |

Program helps younger people with disability move out of residential aged care – AIHW – 27 May 2010

Report summary

Full report 

“A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows that in 2008–09, a total of 817 people received services funded by the Younger People with Disability in Residential Aged Care (YPIRAC) program.

The YPIRAC program aims to reduce the number of people with disability under the age of 65 who live in residential aged care.”  …continues

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Health and wellbeing of young Australians: indicator framework and key national indicators – AIHW – 30 March 2010

Posted on April 9, 2010. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Health Status | Tags: , |

Health and wellbeing of young Australians: indicator framework and key national indicators – AIHW – 30 March 2010

“AIHW bulletin no. 77
This bulletin previews the reporting framework and key national indicators that will be the basis of the report Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011, scheduled for release in 2011. The bulletin presents 71 key national indicators, along with brief justifications explaining the relevance and importance of the indicators to young people’s health and wellbeing. The indicators cover a broad range of areas of young people’s health and wellbeing, including: morbidity, disability, mortality, health risk and protective factors, community, socioeconomic and environmental factors and measures of system performance.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 30 March 2010; ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-003-8; AIHW cat. no. AUS 123; 32pp.

Health and wellbeing of young Australians: technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators
“AIHW Working paper no. 63
This technical paper specifies the operational definitions and primary data sources for the key national indicators of young people’s health and wellbeing. It identifies the best currently available data sources for the key national indicators as identified by the AIHW, in conjunction with the National Youth Information Advisory Group. It comments on data gaps and limitations, particularly inconsistencies between indicator (ideal) definitions and existing data definitions.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 30 March 2010; AIHW cat. no. WP 63

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National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets – AIHW – 8 April 2010

Posted on April 9, 2010. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health, Health Informatics | Tags: , |

National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets

“All clients of health services should be asked if they are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin in the process of routine data collection. Despite improvements in recent years, there have been continuing problems in establishing and maintaining standard practice in the collection of Indigenous status, resulting in the under-identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in key national health data sets. These guidelines have been developed to ensure the standard Indigenous status question is asked correctly and consistently of all clients of health services, and that this information is correctly recorded.”

Authored by Pieris-Caldwell I.

Published 8 April 2010; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 998 0; AIHW cat. no. IHW 29

From the media release:

“All Australians should soon become accustomed to being asked ‘Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?’ when they visit a health service, following today’s release of new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data collection guidelines.

The National best practice guidelines for collecting Indigenous status in health data sets stress that the question, ‘Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?’ should be asked of all clients irrespective of appearance, country of birth or whether the staff know of the client or their family background.

According to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Indigenous Reform Agreement, all states and territories will adopt the guidelines and have them in systematic use by December 2012.”   …continues

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Monitoring the impact of air pollution on asthma in Australia: a methods paper – AIHW – 22 March 2010

Posted on March 23, 2010. Filed under: Respiratory Medicine | Tags: , , , |

Monitoring the impact of air pollution on asthma in Australia: a methods paper – AIHW – 22 March 2010

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

“Air pollution can trigger asthma and, in severe cases, has been associated with hospitalisation and death. How much of a problem is air pollution though? What proportion of asthma exacerbations are due to air pollution each year? How much does this vary with extreme events such as bushfires and dust storms? This paper discusses the challenges associated with this type of monitoring, outlines the work that has so far been done in Australia in this area and presents a method for estimating the contribution of air pollution to asthma hospitalisations. The method has been applied to a particular case study ‘Melbourne in 2006’ to test its potential usefulness.”

ISBN-13 978-1-74249-000-14; AIHW cat. no. ACM 18; 40pp.

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors – AIHW – 11 December 2009

Posted on December 11, 2009. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg, Chronic Disease Mgmt, Diabetes, Nephrology, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors

Authored by AIHW – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

“Cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) account for around a quarter of the burden of disease in Australia, and just under two-thirds of all deaths. These three diseases often occur together and share risk factors, such as physical inactivity, overweight and obesity, and high blood pressure. This report includes information on the national prevalence of the main risk factors for CVD, CKD and diabetes as well as population initiatives and individual services that aim to prevent or control these risk factors. It shows the prevalence of some risk factors is increasing-notably obesity, which rose from 11% of adults in 1995 to 24% in 2007-08. This is the first report to present a systematic approach to monitor prevention in Australia, providing a baseline for future monitoring.”

Published 11 December 2009; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 984 3; AIHW cat. no. PHE 118; 140pp. 

Australian Government Reaction – Funding Supports Local Communities to Take Action on Obesity  –  11 December 2009

“Local government areas will receive a funding boost from the Rudd Government to foster healthier lifestyles in their communities, as the release of a sobering report shows risk factors of chronic disease continue to rise.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Prevention of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease: targeting risk factors, says the prevalence of some risk factors – such as obesity is increasing.” … continues on the website

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Australia’s welfare 2009 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 17 November 2009

Posted on November 23, 2009. Filed under: Social Work | Tags: , , |

Australia’s welfare 2009 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 17 November 2009

“Australia’s welfare 2009 is the ninth 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, youth and families; ageing and aged care; disability and disability services; carers and informal care; housing and housing assistance; and homelessness.”
Authored by AIHW.
Published 17 November 2009; ISSN 1321-1455; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 956 0; AIHW cat. no. AUS 117

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Public health expenditure in Australia, 2007-08 – AIHW – 6 November 2009

Posted on November 6, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Public health expenditure in Australia, 2007-08

Health and welfare expenditure series no. 38

“Public health expenditure in Australia 2007-08 is the eighth in a series of annual reports on public health expenditure in Australia produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In that time expenditure on public health activities by health departments has grown, in real terms, by a total of 77.7%, at an average annual growth rate of 7.4%. In 2007-08 it represented 2.2% of total recurrent expenditure on health-up from around 1.9% in the previous years. In the last year, from 2006-07 to 2007-08, public health expenditure increased by $444.0 million to $2,158.8 million. This was largely due to a substantial increase in spending on organised immunisation activities such as the National Human Papillomavirus vaccination program.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 6 November 2009; ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 971 3; AIHW cat. no. HWE 47

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A review of suicide statistics in Australia – AIHW – 28 July 2009

Posted on July 28, 2009. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , , |

A review of suicide statistics in Australia – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Injury research and statistics series no. 49

“A review of suicide statistics in Australia is a detailed report on the statistical processes used to track national suicide rates. Suicide is a matter of considerable public interest and policy significance so reliable statistical information on suicide occurrence is important. This report examines in detail the current methodologies used to track suicide rates, identifying issues with the process of suicide reporting and the extent of, and reason for, any under-enumeration of suicide. Revised estimates are provided and the report provides advice for the future statistical monitoring of suicide and self harm in Australia. This report provides a unique insight into the limitations of current data on suicide rates.”

Authored by Elnour A, Harrison J & Pointer S.

Published 28 July 2009; ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 911 9; AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 121; 114pp.

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Counting the homeless 2006 complete set – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Published 9 July 2009

Posted on July 9, 2009. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , |

Counting the homeless 2006 complete set – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Published 9 July 2009
Authored by Chamberlain C & MacKenzie D.    AIHW cat. no. HOU 213

“Counting the homeless 2006 includes eight state and territory reports on the homeless based on information collected from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 Census.  The reports include statistics on accommodation types, age, sex, Indigenous identification and geographical distribution.”

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General practice in Australia, health priorities and policies 1998 to 2008 – AIHW Report – 8 July 2009

Posted on July 8, 2009. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Chronic Disease Mgmt, General Practice, Pathology, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion, Workforce | Tags: , |

General practice in Australia, health priorities and policies 1998 to 2008
Authored by Britt H & Miller GC.  Published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 8 July 2009; ISSN 1442-3022; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 934 8; AIHW cat. no. GEP 24; 308pp.   General practice series no. 24

“This report looks extensively at changes in the activities of GPs from 1998 to 2008 in the light of numerous government initiatives and changes in the GP workforce and in the population. It shows that GP activity generally correlates well with health policy initiatives and clinical guidelines, notably with Type 2 diabetes and the control of asthma and high blood cholesterol levels. In some areas, however, there is less evidence of an effect so far. The report also raises some potential concerns about the costs from the continued rapid growth in orders for pathology testing and the overall challenge for the GP workforce in dealing with an ageing population with complex needs.”

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Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants: technical report – AIHW – 30 June 2009

Posted on June 30, 2009. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Preventive Healthcare | Tags: , , |

Key indicators of progress for chronic disease and associated determinants: technical report
Authored by AIHW.
Published 30 June 2009; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 936 2; AIHW cat. no. PHE 114; 60pp

“The reporting of statistics about chronic diseases and their associated determinants enables the monitoring of outcomes of interventions and health programs, and helps to assess the needs for health services in the future. This report describes forty-two indicators developed to measure the progress in prevention of chronic disease in Australia. For each indicator, operational definitions are provided in terms of recommended data sources, availability of data, and the presentation of the indicators. “

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Residential aged care in Australia 2007-08: a statistical overview – AIHW – 19 Jun 2009

Posted on June 19, 2009. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Residential aged care in Australia 2007-08: a statistical overview Authored by AIHW.
Published 19 June 2009; ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN-13  978 1 74024 932 4; AIHW cat. no. AGE 58; 160pp
Aged care statistics series no. 28

“Residential aged care in Australia 2007-08: a statistical overview provides comprehensive statistical information on the 2,080 residential aged care homes and their 160,250 residents at 30 June 2008. The report contains information on the capacity of residential aged care homes, their residents and resident characteristics, levels of dependency among residents, and admissions and separations. The year is particularly significant with the change over from the Resident Classification Scale to the Aged Care Funding Instrument for the appraisal and funding of residents.”

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A picture of Australia’s children 2009 – Authored by AIHW – 17 June 2009

Posted on June 17, 2009. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Health Status | Tags: , |

A picture of Australia’s children 2009 – Authored by AIHW.  Published 17 June 2009; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 929 4; AIHW cat. no. PHE 112; 224pp.

“This report delivers the latest information on how, as a nation, we are faring according to key indicators of child health, development and wellbeing. Death rates among children have fallen dramatically, and most children are physically active and meet minimum standards for reading and numeracy. But it is not all good news. Rates of severe disability and diabetes are on the rise. Too many children are overweight or obese, or are at risk of homelessness, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children fare worse on most key indicators.”

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Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 – AIHW – 10 June 2009

Posted on June 10, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 Australian Institute for Health and Welfare  10 June 2009

From the Media release:

“Public hospital emergency department visits are increasing at a rate faster than other hospital services, according to the 14th annual report on hospitals released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

There were more than 7 million presentations to emergency departments in 2007-08, with an average annual increase of close to 5% since 2003-04.

The report, Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 shows there were 7.9 million hospital admissions (public and private) in 2007-08, with an average annual increase of 3.6% since 2003-04. ” … continues on the media release site

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