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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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AIHW

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

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Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can act as risk factors for other diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia. The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 only reported on the direct burden of diseases. To...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

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This report describes a range of modifiable vascular risk factors for dementia, and estimates their individual and combined contribution to the burden of dementia in Australia. Vascular risk factors in this study include smoking, physical inactivity, mid-life...

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Fact sheet

06 Dec 2016

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Monitoring progress in reducing the impact of diabetes and its complications is relevant to 2 goals of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016–2020.

This fact sheet provides the most recent available data on hospitalisations for diabetic...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

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This report provides an update on the health services provided by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS), using data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's Online Services Report (OSR) data collection and the national Key...

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Research report

05 Dec 2016

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This report details the outcomes of a project undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on behalf of the New South Wales Department of Education, Aboriginal Affairs to provide an overview of frameworks that describe Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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Research report

02 Dec 2016

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The aim of this report is to describe cases of burn injury requiring hospitalisation in Australia from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. While burn injuries make up a small fraction (1%) of all hospitalisations for injury, they are often the most serious and can result...

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Research report

01 Dec 2016

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How much elective surgery was provided?

In 2015–16, Australia's public hospitals admitted almost 712,000 patients from elective surgery waiting lists (as either elective or emergency admissions). Data for 2015–16 for the Australian Capital...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

There is strong and increasing public interest in, and concern about, the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. A study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare calculates, for the first time, accurate rates of suicide...

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Research report

28 Nov 2016

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This report uses a new measure developed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare—the Geographically-adjusted Index of Relative Supply (GIRS)—to examine the geographic supply of the clinical health workforce in seven key professions with particular...

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Research report

25 Nov 2016

Presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies.

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Research report

13 Jan 2017

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Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is a serious bloodstream infection that may be associated with hospital care. Hospitals aim to have as few cases as possible.

The nationally agreed benchmark is no more than 2.0 SAB cases per 10,000 days of patient...

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Research report

19 Dec 2016

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Adoption numbers continued to decline

In 2015–16, 278 adoptions were recorded as finalised. This is the lowest annual number of adoptions on record, and is a fall of 5% from the 292 adoptions in 2014–15, and of 74% from the 1,052 adoptions...

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Website

15 Dec 2016

Governments across Australia fund a range of services to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services are delivered by non-government organisations including agencies specialising in delivering services to specific target groups (such as young people or people...

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Research report

13 Dec 2016

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This bulletin examines the numbers and rates of young people aged 10 and over who were in youth detention in Australia due to their involvement, or alleged involvement, in crime. It focuses on trends over the 4-year period from the June quarter 2012 to the June...

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Other text

12 Dec 2016

Family violence needs to be understood within broader contexts as both a cause and effect of social disadvantage and intergenerational trauma, poor parenting, and substance misuse. It remains a critical social policy issue, placing a huge burden on communities, especially women and children....

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

This report reveals that individuals who experience multiple, cross-sector services in the specialist homelessness, protection or youth justice service areas are a particularly vulnerable group. Clients experiencing 2 or more of these services were more likely than specialist homelessness...

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Research report

08 Dec 2016

Tobacco smoking is one of the largest single preventable causes of death and disease in Australia, and national smoking rates have been steadily declining due to effective public health strategies.

Yet in some local areas, smoking rates remain relatively high. This report presents adult...

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Research report

08 Dec 2016

Overweight and obesity are important public health issues in Australia, as health problems related to excess body weight impact our health care system, as well as individuals, families and the community.

National statistics can’t always show the full extent of an issue. This report shines...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

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This report describes a range of modifiable vascular risk factors for dementia, and estimates their individual and combined contribution to the burden of dementia in Australia. Vascular risk factors in this study include smoking, physical inactivity, mid-life...

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Research report

07 Dec 2016

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Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can act as risk factors for other diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia. The Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) 2011 only reported on the direct burden of diseases. To...

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