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2016

September

Significantly higher disease burden for Indigenous Australians—but improvements made 23 September 2016

85 out of 100 Australians say they’re healthy—but are we really? 13 September 2016

August

Doctor workforce increasingly specialised — and more female clinician specialists and GPs 24 August 2016

AIHW study finds high use of specialist homelessness services for those in alcohol and drug treatment 18 August 2016

1 in 6 Australians have chronic back problems 16 August 2016

July

Bed numbers rising more in private hospitals than in public hospitals 29 July 2016

Skin cancers common, but melanoma rates falling among younger people 13 July 2016

June

Decrease in neural tube defects since folic acid added to bread 28 June 2016

1 in 200 Australians seek treatment for alcohol and other drugs 15 June 2016

Pain killer and antipsychotic medication use high among prisoners—particularly females 10 June 2016

Community support and employment services most used disability services 8 June 2016

Social housing wait lists shorten 2 June 2016

May

Use of palliative care medicine services increasing; expenditure up by 80% 25 May 2016

Less disease and injury burden since 2003—more improvements possible 10 May 2016

Client contacts at Indigenous health organisations continue to increase 4 May 2016

Cervical cancer screening saving lives 3 May 2016

April

Fewer young people under youth justice supervision, but Indigenous young people are still over-represented 27 April 2016

Number of children receiving protection services continues to rise, three-quarters repeat clients 21 April 2016

March

Children in out-of-home care report feeling safe 23 March 2016

Australian private hospital admissions rising faster than public hospital admissions 16 March 2016

February

Significant health gap remains between Australians with disability and those without disability 25 February 2016

Indigenous children and young people more likely to be hospitalised due to injury 12 February 2016

Young people in child protection more likely to also be under youth justice supervision 10 February 2016

Over one-third of specialist homelessness clients seek domestic and family violence support 3 February 2016

Spending on mental health services hits $8 billion 2 February 2016

January

Toothache more common for uninsured 28 January 2016

2015

December

Fewer cases of golden staph in public hospitals 18 December 2015

Adoption numbers continue to fall, but adoptions by carers reach highest point in the decade 17 December 2015

Nationally, use of seclusion practices in mental health facilities declines 16 December 2015

1 in 2 Australians affected by eye problems—higher for Indigenous Australians 15 December 2015

Higher rate of women giving birth than a decade ago, but this has slowed in recent years 14 December 2015

Mental health and domestic violence continue to be key issues facing homelessness services 11 December 2015

Spending on pharmaceuticals slows, but more prescriptions dispensed 10 December 2015

Falling youth detention numbers means greater over-representation of Indigenous young people 4 December 2015

More hospitalisations for musculoskeletal conditions 3 December 2015

November

Prisoners report some improvements to health and health behaviours during incarceration 27 November 2015

More women training as specialists in Australia’s medical workforce 26 November 2015

Indigenous Australians more likely to be at risk for, and die from, CVD, diabetes and kidney disease 25 November 2015

Most emergency department patients seen on time 19 November 2015

Patients requiring urgent radiotherapy usually treated within a day, others wait less than two weeks 11 November 2015

October

Performance indicators show improvements in Indigenous primary health care service delivery 29 October 2015

First-of-its-kind report provides picture of breast cancer in young Australian women 26 October 2015

Children in care at greater risk academically 21 October 2015

Improvements seen in elective surgery waiting times 15 October 2015

New data display helps track safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people 14 October 2015

New report examines ‘pathways’ through youth justice supervision 9 October 2015

Australia’s 50,000 premature deaths—with many potentially avoidable 7 October 2015

‘Ice’ availability and use increasing; more seeking treatment 2 October 2015

More than half of targeted women participate in breast cancer screening program 1 October 2015

September

Continued slow growth in health spending 24 September 2015

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