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released: 21 Aug 2008 author: AIHW media release

Reducing preventable vision loss has recently been identified as a priority by Australian governments and non-government organisations. 'Eye health in Australia: a hospital perspective' is the first in a series of national reports providing an overview of eye health in Australia. The report presents information about the treatment of eye disorders in Australian hospitals. This includes trends in hospitalisations, differences across population groups, treatment costs, and waiting times. The report is a valuable resource for policy makers, health professionals, advocacy groups and others interested in knowing more about eye health in Australia.

ISBN 978 1 74024 820 4; Cat. no. PHE 100; FREE

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Key findings
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
      • Structure of the report
      • Context of the report
    2. Hospitalisations
      • Trends in hospitalisations for eye diseases and disorders, 2001–02 to 2005–06
      • Hospitalisations in 2005–06
      • Regional variation in hospitalisation
      • Eye diseases and disorders hospital separations among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    3. Hospital-related costs for eye diseases and disorders
    4. Waiting times for ophthalmology
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Methods and data sources
    • Appendix 2: Statistical tables
    • Glossary
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Eye health in Australia: a hospital perspective. Cat. no. PHE 100. Canberra: AIHW.