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released: 27 Jun 2002 author: AIHW media release

Australia's Health 2002 is the eighth biennial health report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. It is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health service costs and performance.Australia's Health 2002 is an essential reference and information resource for all Australians with an interest in health.

ISSN 1032 6138; ISBN 978 1 74024 191 5; Cat. no. AUS 25; 493pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (217KPDF)
    • Title and verso pages
    • Letter of transmittal
    • Editorial team and contributors
    • Contents
    • Preface
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (254KPDF)
      1. Structure and highlights of the report
      2. Health and its determinants
      3. The role of health information
      4. The Australian health system
    2. Health of Australians (2.29MPDF)
      1. Health
      2. Functioning and disability
      3. Mortality
      4. Non-communicable diseases and conditions
      5. Communicable diseases
      6. National Health Priority Areas diseases and conditions
    3. Determinants of health (867KPDF)
      1. Biomedical factors
      2. Lifestyle and behaviour
      3. Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
      4. Genetic factors
      5. Environmental factors
      6. Determinants and risk factors for NHPA diseases and conditions
    4. Population health (915KPDF)
      1. Introduction
      2. Mothers and babies
      3. Children and young people
      4. Older people (aged 65 and over)
      5. Overseas-born people
      6. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
      7. Socioeconomically disadvantaged people
      8. Rural and remote people
      9. Health status of veterans
      10. Health of prisoners
      11. National Health Priority Areas: a population-based perspective
    5. Health resources and use of services (1.74MPDF)
      1. Overview of health services in Australia
      2. Health services funding and expenditure
      3. Private health insurance
      4. Health workforce
      5. Provision and use of health services
      6. Use of medications
      7. Public health interventions
      8. Health resources and use of health services for the National Health Priority Areas
    6. Health monitoring and information development (520K PDF)
      1. Recent information developments and emerging issues
      2. Health system performance measurement
      3. Health indicators
      4. A national network for electronic health records
      5. International work on health measurement
      6. Health classifications
      7. Future directions in health information
  • End matter

Recommended citation

AIHW 2002. Australia's health 2002. Australia's health no. 8. Cat. no. AUS 25. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467349>.