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The National Health Performance Authority was set up set up under the National Health Reform Act 2011 as an independent body to provide locally relevant and nationally consistent information on the performance of healthcare organisations and health systems. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed...
Every day, decisions are made in hospitals, or by governments, that influence how efficiently hospitals run. In 2013–14, the running costs of public hospitals ($44 billion) continued to represent the largest proportion of the $154.6 billion that was spent on health by all governments, insurers...
Although the percentage of children fully immunised in Australia is high, rates are not uniform across the country and there are significant variations at the local level.
Overview: The third report on child immunisation rates from the National Health Performance Authority finds that...
Some public hospitals spend nearly twice as much money as others to provide similar services to similar groups of patients.
Hospitals account for a large share of the funds Australia spends on the health sector each year. In 2011–12, about 30%...
More than one-third of Australians (35.3%) went to a GP six or more times in 2012–13, and those who went most often tended to be older and less wealthy, were more likely to have several long-term health conditions and were more likely to see several...
This report presents adult smoking rates at the local level across Australia.
In 2011–12, 2.8 million adults smoked tobacco daily and smoking rates varied across local areas. This report shows that the percentage of adults who smoked daily varied four-fold across local areas, ranging...
This report presents overweight and obesity rates at the local level across Australia.
In 2011–12, 10.8 million adults were either overweight or obese, and of these 4.7 million were obese.
This report shows that the percentage of adults who were obese varied threefold...
Immunisation helps protect individuals and the community generally against potentially serious diseases such as measles, polio, tetanus and whooping cough (pertussis).
Although the great majority of children in Australia are immunised, it is important to maintain high immunisation rates to reduce the risk of...
The National Health Performance Authority began operations in 2012 as an independent body to provide locally relevant and nationally consistent information on the performance of hospitals and other health care organisations.
This report, the Authority’s second, allows for the first time the public, clinicians...