Health

Report

24 May 2018

How much admitted patient care was provided?

In 2016–17, there were 11.0 million separations (episodes of admitted patient care) in Australia’s public and private hospitals—60% of these occurred in public hospitals, compared with 59% for the previous 4 years.

Between 2012–13 and...

Report

23 May 2018

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients with an active, progressive disease that has little or no prospect of a cure. With the growth and ageing of Australia's population, and an increase of chronic and generally incurable illnesses,...

Journal article

20 May 2018

This paper briefly outlines key findings and explores potential causal pathways for apparent positive secular trends in adolescent risk taking.

Report

Australia's reduced health care support for refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea
17 May 2018

This paper provides an update on the health situation for refugees and asylum seekers sent to Papua New Guinea by the Australian government.

Research report

16 May 2018

This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2002–03 to 2014–15. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.

Research report

16 May 2018

This report shows that the rate of hospitalised injury cases in Australia rose between 1999–00 and 2014–15 by an average of 1% per year. In 2014–15, case numbers and rates were higher for males than females for all age groups up to 60–64, and higher...

Research report

16 May 2018

In 2014–15, 264 newly incident cases of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register.

Audio program

15 May 2018

The federal government is pushing ahead with its plans to create an electronic health record for every Australian, but many are concerned about privacy and cybersecurity risks - and one expert recommends opting out.

Report

Report on the National Disability Insurance Agency's handling of reviews
15 May 2018

This report is based on information extracted from complaint investigations, stakeholder feedback, briefings provided by the NDIA, and the legislation, policy and procedural guidance relevant to the administration of reviews under the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013.

Research report

15 May 2018

This report shows how climate change will impact on New Zealander’s health over the next 50-100 years, and makes the case for better preparation.

Research report

14 May 2018

This report explores ‘deficit discourse’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health policy. ‘Discourse’, in this context, encompasses thought represented in written and spoken communication and/or expressed through practices.

Research report

14 May 2018

This report explores strengths-based approaches to shifting the deficit narrative in the Australian aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.

Research report

14 May 2018

This report, sets out a framework for the evaluation of policies, programs and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.

Report

11 May 2018

This report explores whether different groups of maltreaters can be identified based on their frequency of contact with child protection agencies. It also explores differences among individuals identified as responsible for harm across age, gender, Indigenous status, relationship with victim and harm type.

Report

11 May 2018

Tobacco policy in New Zealand has traditionally neglected the needs of smokers. The good news is that youth uptake of smoking has significantly declined. The bad news is that the current approach is not as effective in helping smokers become ex-smokers. If the government wants...

Research report

Work-related injury and disease in Australian transport sector workers
11 May 2018

Transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work than any other Australian worker, according to this research. Train drivers, in particular, are thirty times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.

Report

10 May 2018

Like police, emergency services and youth justice, child protection is ‘frontline’ work that is highly complex and requires specialist skills—and frontline workers are considered to be at particular risk of developing mental health issues. This audit examines whether Victoria’s CPPs maintain good mental health and...

Research report

7 May 2018

The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) began in 2006. It aims to reduce the morbidity and mortality from bowel cancer by actively recruiting and screening the eligible target population aged 50–74 for early detection or prevention of the disease. This monitoring report is the...

Research report

7 May 2018

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce cervical cancer cases, illness and death from cervical cancer in Australia. Cervical screening in Australia 2018 is the latest annual monitoring report for the NCSP, presenting key data for women screened in 2015 and 2016 (prior...