This report is a systematic review of existing published and unpublished literature relating to assistive technology for frail older people in the community care context.
The population of Australia is ageing, and as the population ages, the occurrence of disability also increases. Around 67.5...
The National Mental Health Strategy was endorsed by all Australian Health Ministers in 1992 and committed all governments to a reform process aimed at achieving major improvements in the quality and range of...
The Australian Government has committed to establishing a national network of primary health care organisations, known as Medicare Locals. This paper specifically addresses the following areas:What will Medicare Locals do? What will Medicare Locals look like? How will Medicare Locals interact...
This is one of a set of five national strategies aimed at reducing the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) and their morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities continue to face significant...
The seventh in an annual series, this report on public hospital performance in 2008-09 includes information on private hospital performance and has chapters on hospital use by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and on hospital maternity services.
The report also presents an overview...
This paper proposes new management structures for the Medicare Benefits Schedule and invites feedback from a wide range of stakeholders.
In the 2009-10 Budget, the federal government announced that it would provide $9.3 million over two years to develop and implement a new evidence-based...
Five new national strategies for blood borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) have been endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference. For the next three years, these documents will guide policies in relation to the prevention, testing, treatment and more in relation to...
The Australian Government has announced reforms to improve consumer focus and protection in aged care, including an enhanced Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme.
These reforms mean that allegations of poor quality care or abuse will be investigated and acted upon quickly.
This document outlines the secon stage in the Rudd Government's health reforms, to deliver substantial improvements in the quality and availability of health care for Australians.
The Review looks at the operation and administration of the Act, particularly in relation to the Medicare Teen Dental Plan.
The Committee found that the Act achieves its aim of providing a legislative framework for the payment of dental benefits, and supports the administration...