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09 Nov 2017

This report focuses on acute care services provided by hospitals for sports injuries treated in Australian hospitals in 2012–13.

Cases of sports injury are examined in terms of the body region injured. Of the selected injury types, head injury was the most common, accounting for 16% of...

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09 Nov 2017

There were 617,755 hospitalised cases funded by workers’ compensation in Australia in the period from 2006–07 to 2013–14, with 72% being male and 96% aged 15–64.

Almost 38% of these cases were hospitalised primarily due to a musculoskeletal-related condition while 32% were hospitalised...

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Research report

08 Nov 2017

Child protection systems are multidimensional, complex, continually adapting entities that seek to prevent and respond to protection-related risks. Systems for child protection in Australia today are facing significant challenges. This has created the imperative to go beyond incremental...

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07 Nov 2017

Safety scandals in Australian hospitals are depressingly frequent. They stimulate special reports and an immediate flurry of action. The tragedy is that these safety incidents occur despite reporting, governance and oversight mechanisms that – if they were working properly –...

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Strategy

07 Nov 2017

As a general matter of existential exigencies, older people, irrespective of location in Australia, are more likely to be individuals who have complex health challenges, will need a diverse range of support services, and experience social isolation, loneliness, ageism (age...

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06 Nov 2017

This resource combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the last decade.

ACTCOSS has recommended the ACT and Commonwealth governments act on the 'Top ten jobs for now', outlined in...

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05 Nov 2017

The Annual Surveillance Report has been published each year since 1997. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia and includes estimates of incidence and prevalence of HIV and viral hepatitis, by demographic and risk...

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Briefing paper

02 Nov 2017

It’s out with the old and in with the new. National’s Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government’s focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The health sector’s experience with striking the...

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Journal article

01 Nov 2017

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The objective of this article is to investigate patients’ attitudes to the use of chaperones for intimate physical examinations (IPEs) in a sample of Australian general practices.

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A cross-sectional survey of adult patients...

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01 Nov 2017

Diabetes and its complications are major causes of illness, disability and death in Australia. People with diabetes are more likely to die prematurely than people without diabetes. This report examines the 156,000 deaths that occurred between 2009 and 2014 among 1.3 million...

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Journal article

01 Nov 2017

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General practitioners (GPs) are often the first health professional consulted in regard to eating disorders and their varied presentations. Given the prognostic significance of early detection of, and intervention for, such conditions, it is important that GPs...

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Journal article

01 Nov 2017

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) surveillance reduces mortality in at-risk people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), but is difficult to achieve in practice. The objective of this study was to measure participation and adherence to liver cancer HCC...

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Journal article

01 Nov 2017

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Chest pain is a common presenting complaint in general practice. Serum troponin testing is an important clinical tool to help identify patients who present with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

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Research report

31 Oct 2017

This Research Note discusses terminology and key aspects of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017. It provides an overview of legislative attempts in Australia to introduce similar frameworks, and overseas jurisdictions where voluntary euthanasia and/or assisted dying are currently in...

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Commentary

30 Oct 2017

The Productivity Commission’s latest report on Australia’s economy-wide productivity performance, will hearten those who want governments to play the policy-leadership role that Coalition MPs often seem uncomfortable with. In its discussion of...

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Data portal

26 Oct 2017

These dynamic data displays provide an overview of mothers and babies, maternal demographics, the antenatal period, labour and birth, and baby outcomes. Data from the AIHW National Perinatal Data Collection are currently presented for the years 2010–2015.

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Slides

26 Oct 2017

Energy Consumers Australia brought together industry representatives, policy makers and consumer advocates to the Board’s Stakeholder Forum in Canberra to discuss the interests energy consumers in the ACT and across Australia. They made the presentation resources available for the benefit of...

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Other text

26 Oct 2017

For 94 years, Royal Far West has been serving country children and communities. Whilst our approach has changed and evolved over this time to respond to the most pressing needs of country communities, we have remained relentlessly focused on the health and wellbeing of country children and their...

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Report

26 Oct 2017

Australia’s mothers and babies 2015—in brief presents key statistics and trends on pregnancy and childbirth of mothers, and the characteristics and outcomes of their babies.

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