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Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.
This report presents evaluation findings of an healing program run in the Murri School, Queensland.
The QPC has released this draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Indigenous communities in Queensland (Australia) have been subject to Alcohol Management Plans since 2002/03, with significant penalties for breaching restrictions. ‘Sly grog’ and ‘homebrew’ provide access to alcohol despite restrictions. This paper describes how this alcohol is made available and the risks and impacts involved....
Executive summary: This report explores the relationship between climate change and liveability in remote Australia. The term ‘liveability’ here describes the state of wellbeing realised by the sum of interactions between the physical and social environment, with health and infrastructure as the primary focus....
This report provides the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are faring according to a range of indicators on health status, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health...
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is rare in most developed countries, but rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are among the highest in the world based on available data. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which can be prevented by adequate treatment of ARF, also occurs...
The prevalence of mental disorders among Indigenous adults in Queensland custody is very high and there remains an urgent need to develop culturally capable mental health services for Indigenous Australians in custody.
Objective: To estimate the prevalence of mental disorder in...
Recent studies have highlighted significantly lower survival among Indigenous patients with cancer compared with non-Indigenous patients and this paper examines some of the reasons for the differential.
Objective: To examine the differential in cancer survival between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Queensland in...
On Monday 7 December 2009 the Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services, Mr Brian Gleeson, reported on his first six months, including:the key strengths of the Remote Service Delivery Strategy; what has emerged from visiting all 29 communities over recent months;...