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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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AIHW

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Briefing paper

14 Jul 2016

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Musculoskeletal conditions are a range of conditions that affect the bones, muscles and connective tissues. In this bulletin, the musculoskeletal conditions reported include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; back problems; gout and other...

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Research report

13 Jul 2016

Skin cancer in Australia provides comprehensive national information and statistics on skin cancer. It includes the latest available data and estimates to 2016, as well as trends over time. The report also describes risk factors, and presents a section on the limitations of non- melanoma skin...

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Research report

11 Jul 2016

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This report examines the pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes in older Australians, using linked data from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the National Diabetes Services Scheme. It explores, by age and time since diabetes diagnosis, supply patterns...

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Research report

05 Jul 2016

This report provides information about children and young people aged 0–24 who were hospitalised as a result of poisoning in Australia. Almost half (49%) of all cases occurred among 18–24 year olds and a quarter among 15–17 year olds (26%). The highest rate of poisoning by pharmaceuticals was...

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Working paper

04 Jul 2016

This working paper analyses 11 years of national hospitalisation data to derive the estimated rate of peripartum hysterectomy in Australia in recent years and examine the rates of diagnoses for particular conditions contributing to peripartum hysterectomy. This is part of the National Maternity...

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Research report

28 Jun 2016

This report assesses the health effects of mandatory folic acid and iodine fortification, introduced to help reduce the prevalence of neural tube defects and address the re emergence of iodine deficiency in the population.

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At the request of the then...

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Research report

15 Jun 2016

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Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment services across Australia provide a broad range of treatment services and support to people using drugs, and to their families and friends. This report presents the information for 2014-15 about publicly funded AOD treatment...

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Research report

10 Jun 2016

Compares medications taken by prisoners with people in the general community.

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It is known that prisoners generally have poor health and complex health needs that are reflected in the number and types of medications they take. Less is known about how this...

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Research report

08 Jun 2016

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Around 333,800 people used disability support services

In 2014–15, around 333,800 people used disability support services under the National Disability Agreement (NDA)—a 6% increase since 2010–11 and a 4% increase since 2013–14.

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Website

03 Jun 2016

Secure and affordable housing is fundamental to the wellbeing of all Australians. It provides a platform for many of life's benefits, including stable employment, connection to the community and a sense of home. Unfortunately, many Australians are not able to access affordable, suitable housing...

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Fact sheet

31 Aug 2016

This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of young people under supervision during 2014–15, based on their last known address.

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Research report

22 Aug 2016

Describes the purposes, practices and capabilities of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and sets out the ways that Australians can assess its performance.

Guide to this plan

This corporate plan is the primary strategic planning document for the...

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Research report

18 Aug 2016

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There is much research to suggest a considerable overlap between people experiencing precarious housing, and those experiencing drug and alcohol misuse: many present both to alcohol and other drug treatment services (AODTS) with a variety of drug use issues, and...

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Research report

16 Aug 2016

Provides the latest detailed information on the impacts (in terms of quality of life and disability) of chronic back problems in Australia.

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Chronic back problems are common conditions in Australia (16% of the total population) and cause of disability (28% of...

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Research report

05 Aug 2016

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This summary report presents key findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report: Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011. It provides estimates of the burden due to different...

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Research report

29 Jul 2016

Provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals.

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Hospitals are an important part of Australia’s health landscape, providing services to many Australians each year . A summary measure of their significant role is the amount that...

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Research report

29 Jul 2016

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Non-admitted patient care provided in public hospitals includes care provided in outpatient clinics at which patients consult specialist medical practitioners, or have diagnostic or other procedures, or are provided with allied health or specialist nursing care....

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Research report

29 Jul 2016

In 2014–15, there were 1,322 hospitals in Australia. The 698 public hospitals accounted for 66% of hospital beds (60,300) and the 624 private hospitals accounted for 34% (31,800).

In 2014–15, the 698 public hospitals were very diverse in size and the type of services they provided. They...

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Research report

20 Jul 2016

This report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP). This monitoring report is the first to measure the NBCSP using NBCSP key performance indicators. Of those who were invited to participate in the NBCSP between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2014, 37%...

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Briefing paper

14 Jul 2016

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Musculoskeletal conditions are a range of conditions that affect the bones, muscles and connective tissues. In this bulletin, the musculoskeletal conditions reported include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; back problems; gout and other...

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