Deaths

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Report

Effects of perinatal conditions and local area socioeconomic status on early childhood mortality in New South Wales: linked data analysis - main report

This report analyses the relationship between early childhood mortality and maternal and baby characteristics at the time of birth (perinatal conditions) using a linked data set covering all babies born in NSW between 2005 and 2018.
Journal article

Palliative care education in the Asia Pacific: challenges and progress towards palliative care development

While access to palliative care is recognized internationally as a human right, from a global health perspective, there are many gaps within the professional services that provide palliative care together with corresponding health inequities for people needing to access palliative care. Palliative care development, or...

Report

Death, funerals, burials and cremation: a review of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and related legislation

This report provides a summary of public submissions in response to the Consultation Document released in November 2019. It includes findings for policy development for the Ministry of Health and highlights areas for future policy work.
Journal article

Frailty combined with loneliness or social isolation: an elevated risk for mortality in later life

Frailty, loneliness, and social isolation are all associated with adverse outcomes in older adults, but little is known about their combined impact on mortality. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling older adults aged 65 and older (n = 1,427)...

Journal article

Frailty and Seasonality

Frailty in older adults is a complex condition in which only a minor external stressor may cause severe complications leading to death. In the context of the recent devastating bushfires in Australia and the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, recognising and protecting those affected has magnified the...

Statistics

Revisit review of South Australia's Palliative Care Services Plan 2009-16: statistical addendum

This report forms a statistical addendum to complement the Health Performance Council’s Revisit review of South Australia’s Palliative Care Services Plan 2009-16.
Report

Peak Winter! A report on the seasonal impact of heart failure in Australia

Based on the best available evidence, this report describes the annual burden of hospital admissions linked to a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart failure through the prism of seasonality.
Audio podcast

Disconnect: Sky camp

In some Aboriginal cultures, when someone passes away, their name and image should not be spoken or seen, let alone shared online. In this episode we discuss the topic of death, and how customs surrounding death are being challenged by social media and internet use.
Report

World population prospects 2019

This report presents population estimates from 1950 to the present for 235 countries or areas, underpinned by analyses of historical demographic trends. The population estimates and projections describe population growth and ageing, as well as key trends in human fertility, mortality, and net international migration...
Report

They never came home—the framework surrounding the prevention, investigation and prosecution of industrial deaths in Australia

The human impact of an industrial death is catastrophic and far-reaching. For the families and friends of those individuals killed at work, the terrible and profound human cost and associated consequences they must suffer is lifelong.
Report

Trends in injury deaths, Australia: 1999–00 to 2014–15

This report focuses on trends in deaths due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999–00 to 2014–15. Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were generally at least twice as high as rates for non-Indigenous Australians over the period from 2001–02...
Report

National deaths in custody program: deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15

This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15, and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90).
Report

Cause of death patterns and people’s use of aged care: a Pathways in Aged Care analysis of 2012–14 death statistics

Nearly 245,000 older people died between July 2012 and June 2014. This report presents information on the cause of death patterns and any aged care services they used before their death. This is the first time this analysis has been done in Australia.
Report

Life before death: improving palliative care for older Australians

Several myths undermine the broader benefits that good palliative care can provide for patients.
Report

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

This resource provides the context and the foundation for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017.
Report

Trends in injury deaths, Australia 1999–00 to 2011–12

This report describes trends in the occurrence of injury deaths in Australia from 1 July 1999 to 30 June 2012 and provides a summary of injury deaths in 2011–12. The information is based on all causes of death recorded on death certificates.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do more people die in Australia than Sweden due to poorly heated homes?

Liberal MP Craig Kelly claims that poorly heated homes cause more deaths in Australia than in Sweden, despite our milder winters.
Report

Accidental drug-induced deaths due to opioids in Australia, 2013

Just under 600 Australians between the ages of 15 and 54 died from accidental overdose of opioids, with the majority (70 per cent) being due to opioids other than heroin, including strong prescription painkillers.
Report

Euthanasia and assisted suicide

With a draft Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 released in NSW in May, this paper outlines recent developments and studies in countries that allow euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Journal article

Premature deaths of nursing home residents: an epidemiological analysis

This study finds that the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents has increased over the past decade, and that a national policy framework is needed to reduce the incidence of premature deaths among Australians living in nursing homes.
Commentary

Housing the dead: what happens when a city runs out of space?

Do you know where and how you want to be buried? Will you choose an elaborate Victorian-style headstone, or do you prefer a “green” burial, with only a GPS tracking signal indicating your location? Or you may elect to purchase a Bios Urn, a 100%...
Report

Funeral and burial instructions

This report concludes a community law reform project considering whether Victorians should be permitted to leave funeral and burial instructions that are binding on the person with the right to control the deceased’s funeral and burial arrangements. The Victorian Law Reform Commission recommends that Victoria...
Journal article

Prescription drug abuse: a timely update

Background: Prescription drug abuse is a rising problem in Australia and pharmaceutical drugs have been the most frequent contributors to overdose deaths in Victoria in recent years. Objective/s: The objectives of this article are to examine the main prescription drugs contributing to overdose deaths and...
Report

Cancer: new registrations and deaths 2013

Summary This report is the latest release in the Cancer: New registrations and deaths series, which presents information about new cases of primary cancer diagnosed and reported to the New Zealand Cancer Registry. It also presents information on deaths registered in New Zealand in the...
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Fourth study of mortality and cancer incidence in aircraft maintenance personnel: a continuing study of F-111 Deseal/Reseal personnel 2016

Summary From 1974 to 2000, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) put in place formal Deseal/Reseal (DSRS) programs, in addition to informal repair methods, to correct fuel leaks in Australia's F-111 fleet of aircraft. These programs were undertaken at RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland, and...