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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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AIHW

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Research report

04 Oct 2016

Summary: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease, where kidney function deteriorates to the extent that kidney replacement therapy (KRT) in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation is required to survive. This report estimates the...

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30 Sep 2016

The BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2013–2014 presents the latest national statistics monitoring BreastScreen Australia, which aims to reduce illness and death resulting from breast cancer through organised screening to detect cases of unsuspected breast cancer in women, thus enabling...

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29 Sep 2016

This report presents midpoint data for several tobacco indicators using various data sources and collections years. The majority of indicators show that favourable progress has been made, particularly for exposure to tobacco smoke, uptake of smoking, transition to established smoking and regular...

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23 Sep 2016

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This report presents the results of the Indigenous component of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011. It provides estimates of the total, non-fatal and fatal burden of disease and injuries for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for 2011...

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23 Sep 2016

This document provides a detailed description of the methods used to derive the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease (using the disability-adjusted life years, years lived with disability and years of life lost measures) for the Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations...

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22 Sep 2016

Understanding how many people in each community need hospital treatment for mental health conditions, helps to identify local areas that may require more services and support.

This report focuses on the mental health of populations in small areas across Australia. It aims to assist...

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20 Sep 2016

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This report provides an overview of permanency planning and long-term care for children in out-of-home care, noting current concepts and describing available data and development work being undertaken to improve national reporting.

The importance of...

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Research report

13 Sep 2016

Australia’s health 2016 is the 15th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition profiles current health issues in a collection of feature articles and statistical snapshots that cover a range of areas, including: The health status of Australians; Health...

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Fact sheet

31 Aug 2016

This fact sheet examines Australian and international approaches to youth justice.

International agreements, standards and guidelines

Over the past couple of decades, many countries have developed or revised their youth justice policies and practices.

A...

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31 Aug 2016

In all states and territories, young people aged 10 and over can be charged with a criminal offence. Separate justice systems exist for young people and adults, each with specific legislation. In most cases, the upper age limit in the youth justice system is 17 at the time of the offence (16 in...

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Working paper

21 Oct 2016

The length of time care recipients spend accessing aged care is an important measure of demand for services and levels of service utilisation. Improving understanding of length of stay (LOS), particularly when compared across residential aged care and community-based care, can provide insight...

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21 Oct 2016

One-third of older Australians are from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (ABS 2012). Knowing how this population group accesses aged care is a key issue in ensuring equitable and need-appropriate service delivery.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (...

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21 Oct 2016

Over the last thirty years, policy direction, and consequently program development, has been influenced by a small number of underlying principles. These include that many older Australians: prefer to live in the community rather than in residential care; prefer to ‘age in place’ rather than...

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21 Oct 2016

The National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse (NACDC) Data Dictionary provides an overview of the sources, content, common data concepts and data elements that underpin the NACDC’s analyses and outputs to facilitate consistency and transparency in aged care data.

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17 Oct 2016

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From 1974 to 2000, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) put in place formal Deseal/Reseal (DSRS) programs, in addition to informal repair methods, to correct fuel leaks in Australia's F-111 fleet of aircraft. These programs were undertaken at RAAF Base Amberley...

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14 Oct 2016

Provides an overview of data about the national response of the health and welfare system to the mental health care needs of Australians.

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  • Introduction
  • The prevalence of mental illness in Australia
  • The impact of mental illness in
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12 Oct 2016

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The loss of a baby who was either stillborn or died in the first weeks of life is a tragic event that affects around 3,000 families every year in Australia. Perinatal mortality is widely recognised as an important indicator of population health. While Australia is...

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07 Oct 2016

From 2003–04 to 2014–15 the rate of treatment for alcohol in Australia has increased. From 2004 to 2013 however, there was a decrease in the rate of Australians drinking alcohol and this was seen across a range of risk measures. Similarly, the apparent consumption of alcohol (as determined...

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Research report

06 Oct 2016

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This report provides the latest annual overview of the key trends in health expenditure in Australia. It represents 32 years of the AIHW's health expenditure series, and examines health expenditure according to who paid (the source of funds) and the types of...

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04 Oct 2016

Summary: End-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease, where kidney function deteriorates to the extent that kidney replacement therapy (KRT) in the form of dialysis or kidney transplantation is required to survive. This report estimates the...

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