Respiratory diseases

Pulmonary diseases

Summary of respiratory diseases among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

This summary provides information on how common respiratory diseases are among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the risk factors that contribute to respiratory diseases and relevant programs and strategies in place to reduce its impact on individuals and communities.

Every child's right to survive: an agenda to end pneumonia deaths

This report presents the causes of pneumonia, the ways to prevent and treat it, and the resources needed to end pneumonia-related deaths. With only a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets, the report is a stark reminder for stakeholders that resources...

Mesothelioma in Australia 2018: occupational asbestos exposure

This report presents information on occupational asbestos exposure in Australia, using data from the Australian Mesothelioma Registry (AMR). The report presents results for the three most commonly assigned job-specific modules (or ‘categories’) – ‘Trades’, ‘Land transport’ and ‘Water transport’.

National asthma strategy 2018

The development of a new National Asthma Strategy is enabling asthma stakeholders to work together to develop a national plan to take Australia to the next stage of improvement in asthma health outcomes.
Briefing paper

Current practice and new approaches in asthma: perspectives of asthma practitioners and patients

This exploratory paper explores current practice and new approaches to asthma healthcare in Australia, in order to stimulate new thinking and action to target care gaps and redress stalled progress against asthma outcomes.

A scoping study on data sources to assess the impact of chronic respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions on workplace productivity

Respiratory and musculoskeletal conditions are two groups of chronic conditions associated with substantial productivity loss and activity impairment. This scoping study assesses the available data sources for monitoring the relationship between these chronic conditions and workforce productivity.
Briefing paper

Climate, housing and health profiling: promoting housing quality to improve health and wellbeing

The links between poor housing quality and New Zealand’s high incidence of health-related fatality are well recognised. Each year more than 20 children are killed by respiratory diseases linked to unhealthy housing. Mortality is especially high among low-income Māori and Pacific families who live in...

Using PBS and MBS data to report on the treatment and management of chronic respiratory conditions 2016–17

This report investigates the utility of the Pharmaceuticals Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) claims data in answering key research questions for reporting on the treatment and management of chronic respiratory conditions in Australia.

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.

Report on the Inquiry into Biotoxin-related illnesses in Australia

Indoor mould growth is a common problem in homes and workplaces which is usually easy to treat, and generally does not impact on human health. In some cases, human contact with mould can cause health issues, such as worsening asthma symptoms, an allergic response, and...