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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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AIHW

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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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Fact sheet

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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Fact sheet

31 Aug 2016

This fact sheet summarises the supervision histories (all available information on prior youth justice supervision) of young people who were under youth justice supervision during 2014–15.

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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

Overview

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.

Introduction

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

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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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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Research report

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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Research report

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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Research report

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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Research report

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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Research report

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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Research report

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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