Health

Report

18 Sep 2017

This report concerns an investigation into allegations that Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics engaged in serious corrupt conduct, namely the theft, trafficking and use of drugs of dependence, and misappropriation of AV equipment.

Many paramedics are exemplars of their profession. However...

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Strategy

15 Sep 2017

This report outlines eight policy actions for the Australian government, established by a comprehensive consensus process as agreed elements to underpin a national obesity prevention plan. There is scope for state/territory governments to address some of these elements where they have...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

Aged care is in transition. It is evolving into a system that better supports the wellbeing of older people and the delivery of care in ways that respect their dignity and support their independence. There is an increased focus on consumer choice and control. At the same time, Australia’s...

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Research report

14 Sep 2017

This BCEC report aims to build on the narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-...

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Report

14 Sep 2017

This summary report presents the key findings from a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social...

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social isolation shapes women...

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Journal article

14 Sep 2017

Objectives To describe trends in ages and causes of death in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group over a recent 50-year period.

Design A retrospective observational study, from 1960 to 2010, of deaths and people starting dialysis, using data from...

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Strategy

13 Sep 2017

NDS commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to research and establish a knowledge base on the contribution and potential of the WA disability sector under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

In developing the plan, there was extensive engagement within the disability sector and...

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Research report

13 Sep 2017

On 2 November 2016, the then Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, referred the Inquiry into the Hearing Health and Wellbeing of Australia (the Inquiry) to the Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport (the Committee).

As part of the Inquiry the...

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Report

10 Sep 2017

The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report 2017 is the most comprehensive report to date, with added features and analysis to assist everyone to take action to reduce drowning.

This report serves as an important reminder to all Australians of the risks associated with exposure to our...

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Audio program

10 Sep 2017

Mental illness is on the rise. In the last two years, the number of people seen by a GP with a diagnosed mental health issue has increased by 22 percent. And it's expected to get worse. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of disability in the...

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Case study

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in health outcomes of Aboriginal people. Aboriginal leaders are clear. If better health outcomes are to be realised across the board, there must be an integrated, cross-discipline, cross-portfolio, and...

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Report

08 Sep 2017

Structures for health care organisations to engage with consumers vary across Australia, but most states have some form of ‘consumer advisory committee’ required under legislation or as part of expected practice. Health Performance Council (HPC) revisited a previous review (2011) to assess what...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

The Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (the committee) was established on 1 September 2016 following the passing of a resolution in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The committee is comprised of five members and five senators and is...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

This enquiry confirms that access to rehabilitation services remains the dominant concern for prisoners and former prisoners struggling with addiction. They are highly vulnerable to relapse and more likely to reoffend if they are unable to access timely, consistent and targeted support services...

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Report

06 Sep 2017

This report's focus is on law enforcement, or supply reduction measures to address crystal methamphetamine. This report is cognisant of the work done by the NIT and the NIAS. For this reason, this report's primary aim is to build upon, and provide recommendations that complement the work of the...

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Draft report

04 Sep 2017

This Draft Report is the penultimate product of the Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions (the Review). The Draft Report has been developed through research, analysis of submissions to the Review and input...

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

Background

Upper urinary tract stones are a common problem in Australia, with an incidence of 0.13% per year, and a lifetime prevalence of up to 15% in males and 8% in females. Many of these patients first present to general practitioners (GPs), so a thorough...

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

Background

Advance care planning (ACP) can positively affect end-of-life care experiences. However, uptake of ACP completion is low. The aim of this study was to investigate whether co-locating ACP facilitators in general practice increased participation

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Journal article

01 Sep 2017

Recently, New South Wales legislation was amended to enforce that any facility undertaking certain cosmetic procedures must be licensed. Further, the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) issued guidelines for cosmetic procedures. These regulations followed an increase in adverse events, risking...

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