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As with many Indigenous peoples, smoking rates among Aboriginal Australians are considerably higher than those of the non-Indigenous population. Approximately 50% of Indigenous women smoke during pregnancy, a time when women are more motivated to quit. Antenatal care providers are potentially important change agents for...
Identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients is a point of concern across all specialties due to the impact under-identification has on data quality. AIDA advocates for best practice in patient identification and recognise its importance in the development of policy and services for...
Most New Zealanders will be impacted by cancer in their lifetime – either directly, or through friends or family members affected by cancer. This plan sets NZ on a path to better cancer prevention, treatment and care over the next 10 years, so that New...
This working paper provides an overview of the work that the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare completed to help develop reportable measures to protect Australia's children.
The rate of access to and utilization of Commonwealth-funded health services in Indigenous communities is measured and presented in this report. The Australian Government supports various service providers who deliver health care aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in many locations around Australia....
This overview of Australian Indigenous health draws largely on previously published information, some of which has been re-analysed to provide clearer comparisons between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people (for more details of statistics and methods, readers should refer to the original sources). Very little information is...
More than 657,000 health practitioners are now registered as part of Australia’s national registration and accreditation scheme, as detailed in the 2015/16 annual report published today by AHPRA, representing a growth of 20,000 more health practitioners over the past year.
The 2015/16 annual report...
Health and care leaders have come together to develop a long term plan to make the NHS fit for the future, and to get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment.
Despite the potential harm to patients (and others) and the financial cost of providing futile treatment at the end of life, this practice occurs. This article reports on empirical research undertaken in Queensland that explores doctors’ perceptions about the law that governs futile treatment at...
This review confirms widespread use of Non-beneficial treatments (NBT) at the end of life in acute hospitals. While a certain level of NBT is inevitable, its extent, variation and justification need further scrutiny.