Respiratory diseases

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Pulmonary diseases
NARROWER TERMS


Briefing paper

Silicosis and the manufactured stone industry: an update

The NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice is currently examining the management of silicosis in the manufactured stone industry as part of its annual review of the NSW Dust Diseases Scheme. This e-brief is a modified version of a paper that the...
Briefing paper

Improving mask use to reduce COVID-19 transmission

The document presents the most up-to-date research on medical masks, cloth masks and N95 respirator masks, and suggests that New Zealand needs improved mask-wearing guidelines to best protect ourselves against highly transmissible variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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’.
Report

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

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.
Report

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.
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...
Report

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.
Strategy

Making lung cancer a fair fight: a blueprint for reform

This report paints the clearest picture yet of the true burden of lung cancer in Australia, now and over the next decade. It hones in on the confronting challenges facing those living with lung cancer and outlines solutions to improve outcomes that are currently far...
Report

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...
Strategy

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.
Report

Influenza surveillance in New Zealand 2016

This document provides an overview of information gained from influenza surveillance in New Zealand in 2016. The New Zealand influenza surveillance system compiles information from a variety of sources on disease burden, epidemiology, viral aetiology, risk factors, clinical presentation and outcomes, and vaccine effectiveness.
Report

National strategic plan for asbestos management and awareness: 2016-17 progress report

This report shows that the transparent and coordinated approach taken by all governments has had a positive impact, as they work towards the elimination of asbestos-related diseases in Australia.
Report

The burden of chronic respiratory conditions in Australia: a detailed analysis of the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

This report presents information on the disease burden of chronic respiratory conditions using data from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011.
Report

The use of lung function testing for the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease

This demonstration data linkage study investigates the use of lung function testing in the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease. It uses data from the 45 and Up Study linked to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data. The study shows...
Briefing paper

Musculoskeletal conditions as underlying and associated causes of death 2013

Summary Musculoskeletal conditions are a range of conditions that affect the bones, muscles and connective tissues. In this bulletin, the musculoskeletal conditions reported include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; back problems; gout and other inflammatory arthropathies (in ammation of one or more joints); and lupus and...
Strategy

National strategic plan for asbestos management and awareness 2014–18

Preventing the risk of asbestos exposure is important to all Australians. While the states and territories have taken steps to minimise exposure, predominantly in the workplace, this is the first time a national approach to asbestos eradication, handling and awareness is being pursued. The National...
Report

Asthma and cough

We now understand asthma to be an inflammation of the bronchioles. This can either be an acute or chronic process and is present even in patients with mild disease. The severity of the inflammation is reliant upon a complex interplay between inherited tendencies and environmental...