Australia’s Health Tracker by socioeconomic status 2021

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.

Global data access for solving rare disease

Sharing data on rare diseases globally could provide benefits to diagnosis, management and treatment, clinical trials and personal well-being. This paper highlights the value of a global framework.
Discussion paper

National Dust Disease Taskforce: consultation paper

This consultation paper provides important background and context information to start the conversation with stakeholders about dust diseases, in particular, the emergence of new cases of accelerated silicosis.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015

This report analyses the impact of more than 200 diseases and injuries in terms of living with illness (non-fatal burden) and premature death (fatal burden).
Briefing paper

Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls

This policy brief outlines some of the gender-specific dimensions of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) that universal health coverage (UHC) must address, and presents a number of recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Global influenza strategy 2019-2030

The World Health Organization has developed this strategy to enhance global and national pandemic preparedness to combat the ongoing threat of zoonotic influenza, and to improve seasonal influenza prevention and control in all countries.

Mesothelioma in Australia 2017

Mesothelioma in Australia – infocus presents the latest available information on the incidence of mesothelioma in Australia, along with mortality and information on previous asbestos exposure.
Working paper

A collaborative approach to national surveillance for respiratory epidemics, including thunderstorm epidemics

This working paper outlines the content of a workshop on developing a national surveillance approach for respiratory epidemics, which was held in Canberra on 3 May 2017. It is intended as a resource for policy makers, hospital administrators, clinicians, researchers and peak organisations.

Independent Assurance Review for the National Bowel Screening Programme: final report

This review of the National Bowel Screening Programme says the roll-out is progressing well and the Ministry of Health continues to improve its processes to support this. The panel does make a number of wide-ranging recommendations to support continued improvement.

Australia's health 2018

Australia's health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an...
Data portal

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015: fatal burden preliminary estimates (web report)

This data visualisation tool provides interactive data displays of preliminary deaths and fatal burden estimates by disease or injury in Australia as part of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015. It enables comparisons across age groups, sex and certain population groups. In addition, changes...
Data portal

Geographical variation in chronic kidney disease

A set of interactive maps that present data on chronic kidney disease, covering prevalence, treatment and deaths.

We change the world: What can we learn from global social movements for health?

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.

Australia’s Health Tracker by socio-economic status 2017

This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socio-economic status in relation to chronic diseases, risk factors and rates of death.

Australian health expenditure—demographics and diseases: hospital admitted patient expenditure 2004–05 to 2012–13

In 2012–13, hospital admitted patient expenditure was estimated at $45.0 billion, and accounted for almost one third (31%) of total health expenditure.

The health of Australia’s males

Australia's 12 million males (in 2016) experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.

The health of Australia’s females

Australia's 12 million females experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.
Journal article

Urolithiasis – ten things every general practitioner should know

Upper urinary tract stones are a common problem in Australia. This article presents guidelines regarding urolithiasis, from diagnosis, through to conservative and operative management, and prevention, as a reference for GPs and other primary care physicians.

White Spot Disease in Australia up to 2017: a chronology

White Spot Disease (WSD) is a viral infection caused by Whispovirus that causes death in up to 80% of affected farmed prawns. Australia was considered free of WSD until an outbreak in December 2016 but it has had an almost constant presence in biosecurity policy...

The burden of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia

Musculoskeletal conditions were found to be the fourth leading contributor to total burden of disease in Australia, with back pain and problems, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the greatest contributors to the musculoskeletal burden.

Department of Health’s coordination of communicable disease emergencies

This audit assessed the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s strategies for managing a communicable disease emergency, finding that they responded effectively to the three communicable disease incidents examined.

Health literacy among Pacific mothers in New Zealand: Exploring the associations of demographic and behavioural factors with health literacy of Pacific mothers in the context of Pacific health and well-being.

The physical and social factors related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including obesity, noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome and some cancers, are multifaceted and complex (Ministry of Health [MoH], 2012a, 2012b, 2012c). One factor that may contribute to...

Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

This report explores in further detail the burden of cancer in Australia, including cancer burden in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, and by remoteness and socioeconomic group.

Burden of lower limb amputations due to diabetes in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Summary Diabetes is associated with a range of potential complications, including foot ulcers and lower limb amputations. Nearly half of lower limb amputations involve above or below knee amputation; the remainder, which are classified as minor, involve toes or feet. Diabetic foot ulcers and amputations...