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2015

July

Youth detainees most likely to return to sentenced youth justice supervision 24 July 2015

Cancer death rate projected to decrease over next decade 23 July 2015

Most people with arthritis report having multiple chronic conditions 14 July 2015

June

Hospitals spending tops $55 billion a year 23 June 2015

Bowel cancer screening program participation rates rising 22 June 2015

Over 321,000 people use disability support services 17 June 2015

Maternal deaths low in Australia, but Indigenous women remain at greater risk 10 June 2015

Cost and location impact access to health care for people with disability 4 June 2015

May

Demand for housing assistance grows; more seeking rent assistance and social housing waiting lists remain long 29 May 2015

1 in 7 Australians affected by arthritis 15 May 2015

Homelessness services the key to public housing tenancies for many vulnerable people 13 May 2015

Injury death rates decline in decade to 2009–10 12 May 2015

Children receiving protection services up 6%, three-quarters are repeat clients 8 May 2015

Asthma preventer inhalers under-used in Australia 5 May 2015

Cervical cancer reduced due to screening 1 May 2015

April

Primary health care contacts at Indigenous health organisations up by 13% 30 April 2015

Numbers and rates of young people under supervision declining 29 April 2015

Drug treatment program clients increasingly older—more treated for amphetamine use 24 April 2015

Indigenous Australians—100,000 years of life lost to premature death each year 10 April 2015

Growth in use of pharmacotherapy treatment for drug dependence slows 9 April 2015

March

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease risk factors common among Australians 25 March 2015

Mental health services spending on the rise 20 March 2015

Australia’s hospital admissions rising 19 March 2015

New report looks at aged care service use in final years of life 18 March 2015

Chronic disease responsible for most deaths in older age groups, suicide in young people 13 March 2015

February

Hearing loss and ear conditions common among Indigenous children—but some improvements seen 26 February 2015

January

Most fatal burden of disease caused by cancer and cardiovascular disease 30 January 2015