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Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011: methods and supplementary material

This document provides a detailed description of the methods used to derive the fatal and non-fatal burden of disease (using the disability-adjusted life years, years lived with disability and years of life lost measures) for the Australian and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations for 2011 and 2003, as well as estimates of how much of the burden can be attributed to various risk factors . The report is targeted at researchers and epidemiologists, and those seeking to further understand results provided in the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011

This report provides estimates of the non-fatal and fatal burden of disease for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as well as estimates of the gap in disease burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The disease groups causing the most burden among Indigenous Australians in 2011 were mental and substance use disorders, injuries, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and respiratory diseases. Indigenous Australians experienced a burden of disease that was 2.3 times the rate of non-Indigenous Australians. Over one third of the overall disease burden experienced by Indigenous Australians could be prevented by removing exposure to risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, high body mass, physical inactivity and high blood pressure.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011—summary report

This summary report presents key findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2011. It provides estimates of the burden due to different diseases and injuries for Indigenous Australians, estimates of the gap in burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and the contribution of various risk factors to this burden.

Exploring drug treatment and homelessness in Australia: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2014

There is much research to suggest a considerable overlap between people experiencing precarious housing, and drug and alcohol misuse. Linking client data from specialist homelessness services and alcohol and other drug treatment services, this report provides a picture of the intersection of these two issues on a national scale. It reveals a vulnerable population, in which Indigenous Australians and experiences of domestic and family violence and mental health issues were all over-represented. Their poorer drug treatment and housing outcomes highlight the level of difficulty faced in assisting these people to achieve long-term outcomes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: Online Services Report—key results 2014–15

This is the seventh national report on organisations funded by the Australian Government to provide health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In 2014–15: - 203 organisations provided primary health-care services to around 434,600 clients through 5.0 million client contacts and 3.5 million episodes of care; - 221 counsellors provided social and emotional wellbeing services to around 21,100 clients through 100,200 client contacts; - 67 organisations provided substance-use rehabilitation and treatment services to around 25,200 clients through 151,000 episodes of care.

Hospitalised injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people: 2011–13

This report provides information about hospitalised injuries among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (0 to 24 years). The most common specific cause of injury among Indigenous children and young people was a fall (24%). Assault was the leading cause of hospitalisation for Indigenous people aged 15–17 and 18–24 years.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report: detailed analyses

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease—Australian facts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease—Australian facts is a series of 5 reports by the National Centre for Monitoring Vascular Diseases at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare that describe the combined burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).This report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presents up-to-date statistics on risk factors, prevalence, hospitalisation and deaths from these 3 chronic diseases. It examines age and sex characteristics and variations by geographical location and compares these with the non-Indigenous population.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: South Australia

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Hearing health outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory: 2012–13 to 2014–15

This is the third annual report on hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory, funded by the Australian Government. It reports on outreach audiology, ENT teleotology, and Child Hearing Health Coordinator services provided from July 2012 to June 2015. There is evidence to suggest the effectiveness of these programs in improving ear and hearing health among service recipients—of almost 1,000 children and young people who received multiple outreach audiology services in 2012–15 and who had hearing loss at their first service, one-third had no hearing loss at their most recent service.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Western Australia

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Western Australia are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Queensland

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Queensland are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Northern Territory

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement and continuing concern.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Victoria

This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performanc

National key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from December 2014

This is the third national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection. It captures data from more than 230 primary health care organisations that receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It presents data for 21 ‘process-of-care’ and ‘health outcome’ indicators, which focus on maternal and child health, preventative health and chronic disease management. The report shows improvements against almost all of the indicators.

Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023: technical companion document

This document is a technical companion for the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. It provides information about the Implementation Plan goals, including how they were selected and technical details, such as data sources and baseline measures.

National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development: second annual report on health performance indicators

This is the second annual performance report for the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development. It provides the latest available information, as well as trends on the 6 health-related indicators in the partnership agreement. Key findings include:-The gap in low birthweight rates between babies of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers narrowed substantially between 2000 and 2010.-Indigenous mothers were more likely than non-Indigenous mothers to have smoked during pregnancy, and accessed antenatal care less often.-The infant mortality rate for Indigenous infants between 2001 and 2011 declined by 55%, but remained almost twice as high as for non-Indigenous infants.

Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: first national report 2015

This is the first national report on the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It shows that: the age-standardised death rate due to cardiac conditions for Indigenous people was 1.6 times that for non-Indigenous people; mortality from cardiac conditions for Indigenous Australians decreased by 41% between 1998 and 2012, while access to cardiac care has improved over time.

Spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's access to primary health care

The report shows that overall, Australian Government funded Indigenous-specific primary health-care services appear to be well positioned relative to the geographic distribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to the distribution of other GP services. However, there are a number of areas where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have very limited access to both Indigenous-specific services and GP services in general.

The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: 2015

The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015 is the eighth in a series of reports that provide a comprehensive statistical picture of a range of topics considered important for improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. The report presents up-to-date statistics, as well as trend information. It examines differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, as well as differences by factors such as age, sex and, in particular remoteness.

The nKPI data collection: data quality issues working paper

The AIHW collects data against a set of national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) from primary health care organisations that provide health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The nKPI data are collected every 6 months, reported back to organisations at the individual service level and compiled for national reporting purposes. The raw data received from health organisations are carefully checked to identify any data quality issues and are corrected, in consultation with services, through an ‘exception reporting’ process before the data are used in any type of reporting.This working paper identifies the most common data quality issues that lead to the issuing of exception reports, and suggests a number of options to improve the data collection process that will reduce the number of exception reports issued.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: Online Services Report—key results 2013–14

This is the sixth national report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. In 2013–14: - 203 organisations provided primary health-care services to around 419,000 clients through 4.6 million client contacts; - 189 counsellors provided social and emotional wellbeing or Link Up counselling services to around 16,600 clients through 88,200 client contacts; -  56 organisations provided substance-use rehabilitation and treatment services to around 43,000 clients through 371,000 episodes of care.

Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010

This is the second report in the Australian Burden of Disease Study series. It provides estimates of fatal burden for 2010 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population as well as estimates of the gap in fatal burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Injuries and cardiovascular diseases contributed the most fatal burden for Indigenous Australians (22% and 21% respectively), followed by cancer (17%).Subsequent reports in this series will provide estimates of the non-fatal burden and the contribution of various risk factors to disease burden in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. 

Healthy Futures—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card

During 2012-13, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) saw just over 250,000 Indigenous clients, who received about 2.1 million episodes of care.Over 210,000 Indigenous people were regular clients of ACCHS. This report shows increases in the proportion of clients receiving appropriate processes of care for ten of the 16 primary health care indicators.

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