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released: 19 Sep 2008 author: AIHW media release

This report focuses on a comprehensive range of health issues concerning people living in regional and remote Australia. It includes information relating to health system performance (such as health service usage and supply of health workers) and is the 10th report in the AIHW's Rural Health Series.

ISSN 1448-9775; ISBN 978 1 74024 827 3; Cat. no. PHE 103; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction
      1. Background
      2. Purpose, scope and structure of this report
      3. Defining regional and remote
      4. Data methodology and interpretation
    2. Health system performance
      • Effective dimension
        • Indicator 3.1.2 Breast cancer screening participation rates
      • Appropriate dimension
        • Indicator 3.2.2 Specialist hospital procedures
        • Indicator 3.2.4 Aged care
      • Accessible dimension
        • Indicator 3.5.2 Numbers of health workers
        • Indicator 3.5.3 Hospital separations and patient days
        • Indicator 3.5.5 Dental consultations
        • Indicator 3.5.6 Prescriptions
        • Indicator 3.5.7 Access to disability services
      • Safe dimension
        • Indicator 3.6.1 Surgical or medical misadventure
      • Capable dimension
        • Indicator 3.8.1 Public hospital accreditation
      • Sustainable dimension
        • Indicator 3.9.3 Hours worked and age of health workers
  • End matter
    • Appendix A Detailed tables
    • Appendix B Data sources
    • Appendix C Data and statistical methods
    • Appendix D Estimated resident population tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Rural, regional and remote health: indicators of health system performance. Cat. no. PHE 103. Canberra: AIHW.

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