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released: 30 Jun 1992 author: AIHW

Australia's Health is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of national information on health in Australia. Australia's Health is published mid-year in even-numbered years and provides national statistics and related information that form a record of health status, service provision and expenditure in Australia.

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978 0 644 24800 6; Cat. no. AIHW 24; 412pp.; Internet Only

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Publication table of contents

  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Commonly used abbreviations
  • PART 1
  • Australia's health and health services
  • 1 Introduction
    • 1.1 Overview of the health of Australians
    • 1.2 Overview of Australia's health services
    • 1.3 Australian health care arrangements: an overview
    • 1.4 Factors influencing health
  • 2 The health of Australians
    • 2.1 Health indicators
    • 2.2 Mortality
    • 2.3 Sickness and disease
    • 2.4 Disability and handicap
    • 2.5 Risk factors
    • 2.6 Selected health topics
  • 3 Health care funding, resources and utilisation
    • 3.1 Health expenditure
    • 3.2 Private health insurance
    • 3.3 Health personnel
    • 3.4 Institutional facilities
    • 3.5 Use of hospitals and other institutions
    • 3.6 Medical services
    • 3.7 Health technologies
    • 3.8 Pharmaceutical drugs
    • 3.9 Health promotion and disease prevention
  • 4 Health differentials
    • 4.1 Differentials in health status
    • 4.2 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health differentials
    • 4.3 Differentials in dental health
    • 4.4 Differentials in risk factors
  • PART 2
  • Health statistics in Australia
  • Health statistics: sources, developments and deficiencies
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 National Committee on Health and Vital Statistics
  • 3 Towards a National Health Information Agreement and Strategy
  • 4 Major agencies involved in the development of national health statistics
  • 5 Sources of health statistics in Australia
  • 6 Statistics on health status and risk factors
  • 7 Statistics on health care funding, resources and utilisation
  • 8 Health statistics for specific population groups
  • Statistical tables
    • Population
    • Fertility and pregnancy outcome
    • Mortality
    • Hospital morbidity and utilisation
    • Other health conditions . . .
    • Health expenditure
    • Health labourforce
    • Use of professional services
    • Health technology
  • Appendix 1
    • Figure tables
  • Appendix 2
    • Methods and conventions
  • Glossary
  • Index

Recommended citation

AIHW 1992. Australia's health 1992. Australia's health no. 3. Cat. no. AIHW 24. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 February 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466532>.

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