Health & Wellbeing

15 January 2015

A discussion paper on out-of-pocket costs, focusing on Medicare-funded services. The paper sets out the parameters of the problem and canvasses some promising areas where solutions may be found.
 

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7 January 2015

The paper provides an overview of the expenditure of high cost drugs in Australia and examines the average annual growth of these programs.

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23 December 2014

In 2013–14, 1,621 cases of hospital-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) were reported in Australian public hospitals.

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22 December 2014

This report presents the results of Phase 2 of the National Outcome Measures for Early Childhood Development project. It identifies potential indicators for 5 indicator topic areas (child behavioural problems, peer relationships, racism, school engagement and parenting quality/capacity).

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22 December 2014

This report presents up-to-date statistics on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease in Australia, as well as trends on hospitalisations from these chronic diseases.

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19 December 2014

In 2012–13, $55.9 billion was spent on hospitals in Australia, $52.9 billion on primary health care and $29.9 billion on other areas of health spending.

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18 December 2014

Presents key points and trends from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest biennial report about cancer in Australia.

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18 December 2014

Presents the latest available information on national population screening programs, cancer incidence, hospitalisations, survival, prevalence and mortality.

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17 December 2014

New research finds that improved connections with health services for people leaving prison and their families is a critical first step in addressing mental distress and ensuring smooth reintegration into the community.

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