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released: 25 Jun 2014 author: AIHW media release

Australia’s health 2014 is the 14th biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This edition combines analytical feature articles on highly topical health issues with short statistical snapshots in the following areas: Understanding health and illness; The Australian health system; How healthy are we?; Leading types of ill health; Health behaviours and risks; Health through your life; Indigenous health; Preventing and treating ill health; Indicators of Australia’s health.

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978-1-74249-544-6; Cat. no. AUS 178; 576pp.; $60

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
  • Body section
    • Chapter 1 Understanding health and illness
      • Introduction
      • Health and illness
      • Who we are
    • Chapter 2 Australia's health system
      • Introduction
      • Australia's health system
      • How much does Australia spend on health care?
      • Who is in the health workforce?
    • Chapter 3 How healthy are we?
      • Introduction
      • Life expectancy
      • Leading causes of death in Australia
      • Multiple causes of death in Australia
      • Are we getting healthier?
    • Chapter 4 Leading types of ill health
      • Introduction
      • Burden of disease
      • Chronic disease - Australia's biggest health challenge
      • Cancer in Australia
      • The changing cancer landscape
      • Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Stroke
      • Mental health in Australia
      • Chronic respiratory conditions
      • Diabetes
      • Chronic kidney disease
      • Injuries
      • Oral health
      • Immunisation and vaccine preventable disease
    • Chapter 5 Health behaviours and other risks to health
      • Introduction
      • Biomedical risk factors
      • Behavioural risk factors
      • Alcohol risk and harm
      • Tobacco smoking
      • Illicit drug use - current and future issues
      • Health in regional and remote areas
      • The health of Australian prisoners - from incarceration to release
    • Chapter 6 Health through your life
      • Introduction
      • The health of mothers
      • Caesarean section
      • Australia's babies
      • How healthy are Australian children?
      • Healthy child development
      • Childhood overweight and obesity
      • Youth health: the prime of life?
      • The health of our working-age population
      • Ageing and the health system: challenges, opportunities and adaptations
      • Dementia, dementia treatment and the future
      • Movement between hospitals and residential aged care
      • Incontinence
      • Palliative care in Australia
    • Chapter 7 Indigenous health
      • Introduction
      • Profile of Indigenous Australians
      • Indigenous life expectancy and death rates
      • How healthy are Indigenous Australians?
      • Health behaviours of Indigenous Australians
      • Social determinants of Indigenous health
      • Indigenous Australians' access to health services
      • Remoteness and the health of Indigenous Australians
      • The size and causes of the Indigenous health gap
    • Chapter 8 Preventing and treating ill health
      • Introduction
      • Prevention for a healthier future
      • Cancer screening in Australia
      • Primary health care in Australia
      • Alcohol and other drug treatment services
      • Mental health services at a glance
      • Ambulance services
      • Overview of public and private hospitals
      • Emergency departments: at the front line
      • Sub-acute and non-acute hospital care
      • Elective surgery waiting times
      • The rise of private hospitals
      • Safety and quality of hospital care
      • Medicines in the health system
    • Chapter 9 Indicators of Australia's health
      • Introduction
      • Indicators of Australia's health
      • International comparisons
    • End matter
      • Methods and conventions
      • Symbols
      • Acronyms and abbreviations
      • Glossary
      • Index

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Australia's health 2014. Australia's health series no. 14. Cat. no. AUS 178. Canberra: AIHW.

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