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Research report

18 Oct 2017

At the whole population level, cardio vascular disease, including its most common form heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all deaths. However, this substantial and growing burden is not shared equally among Australian men and...

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Journal article

11 Oct 2017

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An alarmingly high proportion of the Australian adult population does not meet national physical activity guidelines (57%). This is concerning because physical inactivity is a risk factor for several chronic diseases. In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been placed on...

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06 Oct 2017

This report provides the latest annual overview of the key trends in health expenditure in Australia. It is the latest in the 33 years of the AIHW’s health expenditure series, and examines health expenditure according to who paid (the source of funds) and the types of health goods and services...

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29 Aug 2017

Digital health technologies have attracted much attention in the popular media and medical, health services and public health literature. While digital health technologies hold potential for improving health and medical care, there are many issues to be resolved in facilitating their provision...

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Survey

Research report

19 Jul 2017

The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey, known as HILDA, is a nationally representative longitudinal study of Australian households.

It is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of...

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14 Jul 2017

The United States spends far more on health care than other high-income countries, with spending levels that rose continuously over the past three decades (Exhibit 1). Yet the U.S. population has poorer health than other countries. Life expectancy, after improving for several decades, worsened...

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15 Jun 2017

Issued by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries is the first report to assess the status of children in 41 high-income countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation...

Briefing paper

15 Jun 2017

In the context of energy reforms to address peak electricity demand in Australia, this briefing paper provides a critical review of cost-reflective electricity pricing policy and the potential impacts of heatwaves and other extreme heat events in vulnerable households.

It constitutes the...

Article

06 Jun 2017

Each federal budget is invariably followed by weeks, and sometimes months, in which policy analysts unearth the real benefits and costs of spending decisions. Too often, what they discover are flaws in the logic of new policies, a lack of appropriate modelling, evidence of cost-shifting and a...

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Research report

29 May 2017

This report details the outcomes from consultation with Australia’s health stakeholders, including professional health and hospital groups, health leaders, academics, scientists, parliamentarians and policymakers during 2016 regarding a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for...

Guide

25 May 2017

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The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer in Australia. A new National Cervical Screening Program is scheduled to commence on 1 December 2017—this new National Cervical Screening Program data...

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17 May 2017

In 2015–16, there were about 10.6 million separations in Australia’s public and private hospitals—about 59% occurred in public hospitals. There were 30 million days of patient care reported for admitted patients—20.2 million in public hospitals and 9.7 million in private hospitals. Between 2011–...

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Journal article

15 May 2017

BACKGROUND: Cold-induced thermogenesis is known to improve insulin sensitivity, which may become increasingly relevant in the face of global warming. The aim of this study was to examine the relation between outdoor air temperature and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus...

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Journal article

14 May 2017

Thunderstorms have been recognised to precipitate asthma attacks for over 30 years. Events have been reported from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Previously, the largest documented outbreak occurred in June 1994, when 640 patients presented to London emergency departments...

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Report

12 May 2017

This report chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. This series of chapters evaluates successes, setbacks, and enduring challenges during her administration. They show what needs to be done when progress stalls or new threats...

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11 May 2017

This independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as...

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Commentary

Article

11 Apr 2017

Extreme is the new normal when it comes to weather, with devastation caused by floods, fires and cyclones filling our news feeds all too frequently.

Thanks to the relatively recent development of event attribution in climate science, researchers can now confidently attribute the increase...

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Article

14 Feb 2017

Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock.

Wendy Miller looks at smarter design and construction, better rating systems and the role of government and industry to overcoming barriers to better housing design.

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Commentary

Article

23 Jan 2017

A strong minister will look beyond doctors and hospital to improve Australians’ health

Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of Greg Hunt to the vacancy created by the resignation of Sussan Ley has prompted more than the usual opinions and suggestions about the health minister’s...

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Research report

01 Dec 2016

Building on existing Australian social statistics, Australia’s Social Pulse measures changes over time in key social indicators across a range of domains. It also uses statistical analysis to investigate associations between outcomes and community, household, and individual...

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