Health & Wellbeing

22 October 2014

Almost 7.2 million emergency department presentations were reported by public hospital emergency departments in Australia during 2013-14.

20 October 2014

Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, and some cancers.

20 October 2014

In 2013-14, Australia's public hospitals admitted almost 700,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists, this report finds.

17 October 2014

This is a bibliographic database of research conducted and documented on animal health in Papua New Guinea.

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.

17 October 2014

When identifying potential data sources for population health monitoring, it is important to ensure they are 'fit-for-purpose'. This working paper outlines the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s 3-step process used to assess potential data sources for population health monitoring purposes.

16 October 2014

This working paper uses linked data from Western Australia and New South Wales to assess the likelihood that a patient who is hospitalised with end-stage kidney disease (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.

15 October 2014

This audit finds that there is currently no overarching strategy or leadership in Victoria for mental health and the justice system that focuses on improving outcomes for people with a mental illness.

15 October 2014

This report presents information on trends and issues in housing policy, housing affordability and housing assistance provided to populations with special needs.

14 October 2014

Provides information, opinions and recommendations relevant to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on public health in Australia, as well as guidelines for decision-making in responding to these impacts.