Every year in Australia, millions of years of healthy life are lost because of injury, illness or premature deaths in the population. This loss of healthy life is called the ‘burden of disease’. This report contains key findings from the forthcoming Australian Burden of Disease...
This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socioeconomic status in relation to preventable chronic diseases, the major risk factors for chronic diseases and premature deaths from those diseases and suicide.
This report is about innovative approaches to managing chronic health conditions. Such initiatives aim to promote people’s wellbeing, increase the efficiency of the healthcare system and reduce hospital use.
Chronic conditions are the focus of significant research and policy interest in Australia. There is an ongoing need to review, refine and reassess how chronic conditions should be monitored. This paper summarises an approach by the AIHW National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Conditions to define...
Quantitative evaluation of an outreach case management model of care for urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults living with complex chronic disease: a longitudinal study
This article aims to determine the impact of the Home-based Outreach case Management of chronic disease Exploratory (HOME) Study model of care on participants’ health and wellbeing at 12 months.
This research presents client and staff perspectives of a model of clinical genetics services provided by the MJD Foundation (MJDF) in geographically and culturally complex contexts within the Northern Territory of Australia.
This report explores the experiences that patients with chronic conditions have with their health providers, particularly with respect to whether or not GPs and other specialists consistently communicated in a respectful and attentive way.
A “one stop liver shop” approach improves the cascade-of-care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living with chronic hepatitis B in the Northern Territory of Australia
This research describes the impact of a mobile care delivery model, “One Stop Liver Shop”, on the cascade of care for people living with Chronic Hepatitis B in a remote Australian setting.
This paper argues that there is a lack of digital infrastructure to support the collection of allied health data. The authors suggest that development and implementation of nationally consistent clinical terminology for data entry, software interoperability standards for data exchange and sharing, and support for...
Animal rights group PETA claims vegetarians and vegans weigh less than meat eaters and have a reduced risk of diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and strokes.