New releases

Australia’s welfare 2011

Australia’s welfare 2011 is the tenth biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on welfare services in Australia.

Published 24 November 2011.

Allergic rhinitis ('hay fever') in Australia

Hay fever is a term commonly used to refer to allergic rhinitis caused by seasonal exposure to pollen. amount of money paid by community pharmacies to wholesalers for medications commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis doubled between 2001 ($107.8 million) and 2010 ($226.8 million).

Published 17 November 2011.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2009-10: report on the National Minimum Data Set

Around 170,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug use were provided in Australia in 2009–10. Almost half were for treatment related to alcohol use—the highest proportion observed since the collection began in 2001.

Published 11 November 2011.

Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory

This report presents findings from the audiology and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) follow-up services provided to children in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory as part of the Closing the Gap projects under the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement.

Published 10 November 2011.

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2009

In 2009, there were 70,541 assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles undertaken in Australian and New Zealand. Of these cycles, 17.2% resulted in a live delivery (the birth of at least one liveborn baby).

Published 9 November 2011.

Lung cancer in Australia in 2011: an overview

Data in this report provide a comprehensive picture of lung cancer in Australia including how lung cancer rates differ by geographical area, socioeconomic status, Indigenous status and country of birth.

Published 4 November 2011.

Obesity and injury in Australia: a review of the literature

This report presents summary information from an overview of the existing literature to investigate obesity–injury relationships. It also surveys opportunities to fill relevant gaps in knowledge in Australia.

Published 3 November 2011.

Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2008-09: an analysis by remoteness and disease

In 2008-09, health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people varied across remoteness areas, service types and disease groupings. Additional analysis has been undertaken in the 2008-09 report to include expenditure on potentially preventable hospitalisations.

Published 2 November 2011.

Cervical screening in Australia 2008–2009

The National Cervical Screening Program aims to reduce incidence, morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Cervical screening in Australia 2008–2009 presents national statistics monitoring the NCSP using new performance indicators.

Published 31 October 2011.

Health expenditure Australia 2009–10

Health expenditure in Australia in 2009–10 increased to $121.4 billion. This equated to 9.4% of the GDP, 0.4% higher than in 2008–09.

Published 28 October 2011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2009-10: OATSIH Services Reporting — key results

In 2009–10, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services provided 2.4 million episodes of health care to about 456,000 clients, a 14% increase in episodes of care, and a 22% increase in the number of clients reported compared with 2008–09.

Published 25 October 2011.

The Hospital Dementia Services Project: a study description

The Hospital Dementia Services Project is an innovative mixed-methods study funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council to investigate how health and aged care system factors influence care outcomes for hospital patients with dementia.

Published 24 October 2011.