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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011-12: Online Services Report - key results
This is the fourth national report on health services, Aboriginal community controlled and non-community controlled health organisations, funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. In 2011-12: - primary health care services provided 2.6 million episodes of care to about 445,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, a 5% increase from 2010-11; - substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 32,600 clients, a 14% increase from 2010-11; - Bringing Them Home and Link Up counselling services were accessed by about 9,800 clients, 96% of whom were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.
Health expenditure Australia 2011-12
Expenditure on health in Australia was estimated to be $140.2 billion in 2011-12, up from $82.9 billion in 2001-02. This expenditure was 9.5% of GDP in 2011-12, up from 9.3% in 2010-11 and up from 8.4% in 2001-02. The estimated recurrent expenditure on health was $5,881 per person. Governments funded 69.7% of total health expenditure, a slight increase from 69.1% in 2010-11. The largest components of health spending were public hospital services ($42.0 billion, or 31.8% of recurrent expenditure), followed by medical services ($23.9 billion, or 18.1%) and medications ($18.8 billion, or 14.2%).
Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09
This report examines movements between hospital and residential aged care by people aged 65 and over in 2008-09. Overall, almost 10% of 1.1 million hospitalisations for older people were for people already living in residential aged care. A further 3% of hospitalisations for older people ended with the patient being
Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09: report profile
A report profile is a brief document that summarises key points of a larger report.
Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia: results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010
This publication reports oral health and dental visiting patterns of Australian adults in 2010, and trends from 1994 to 2010. While most adults reported good oral health in 2010 and 60% had visited a dentist in the previous 12 months, almost 38% reported a financial barrier or hardship associated with dental visits. Adults from lower income households, or those who held a concession card, reported poorer oral health status, more toothache, less dental visiting and greater difficulty in paying a $150 dental bill than those from higher income households and non-cardholders.
Monitoring asthma in pregnancy: a discussion paper
Asthma in pregnant women may have adverse effects on maternal, fetal and infant outcomes, particularly if expectant mothers experience an exacerbation of asthma while pregnant. Pregnancy, in turn, may have adverse effects on asthma control among expectant mothers. This report outlines a proposed approach to monitoring asthma during pregnancy by capitalising on existing data sources as well as identifying data development opportunities.
Asthma hospitalisations in Australia 2010-11
This report provides an overview of hospitalisation patterns over time and across population groups. Asthma hospitalisation rates decreased between 1998-99 and 2010-11, by 33% for children and 45% for adults. The rate of hospitalisation for asthma among Indigenous Australians was 2.1 times the rate for Other Australians. Asthma hospitalisation rates were also higher for people living in areas with lower socioeconomic status.
Allied health workforce 2012
This report outlines the workforce characteristics of 11 allied health practitioners for 2011 and 2012. In 2012, more than 4 in 5 registered practitioners were actively employed in their profession (from 76.2% for psychologists to 92.3% for podiatrists). For most professions there were more women than men employed. The average working week for employed practitioners ranged from 31.8 hours for Chinese medicine practitioners to 40.5 hours for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.
Scoping reportable measures for the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020: supporting outcome 1
This working paper provides an overview of the work that AIHW completed for the Standing Council on Community and Disability Services Advisory Council in relation to the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children (NFPAC). Based on targeted literature and extensive data source reviews, coupled with analyses of the aims and underlying logic, this paper outlines recommendations for new indicators and options for future reporting against supporting outcome 1 of the NFPAC.
Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2011-12
Almost 700 agencies provided over 150,000 treatment episodes for alcohol and other drug issues in Australia in 2011-12. Most of the closed episodes provided in 2011-12 were for clients receiving treatment for their own drug use, and these clients tended to be male and in their 20s and 30s. Alcohol was the most common principal drug of concern, accounting for almost half of these closed episodes, and counselling was the most common type of treatment.
Victoria: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12
This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in Victoria during 2011-12.
South Australia: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12
This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in South Australia during 2011-12.
Youth justice supervision history: 2011-12
This fact sheet explores the supervision history of the young people who were under youth justice supervision during 2011-12.
Tasmania: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12
This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in Tasmania during 2011-12.
First entry to supervision: 2011-12
This fact sheet provides information about the first entry to youth justice supervision among young people who were supervised during 2011-12.
Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2011-12
This fact sheet summarises the key similarities and differences between young people and adults in the justice systems in Australia.
Comparisons between Australian and international youth justice systems: 2011-12
This fact sheet examines Australian and international approaches to youth justice.
Australian Capital Territory: overview of youth justice supervision in 2011-12
This fact sheet focuses on youth justice supervision in the Australian Capital Territory during 2011-12.
Remoteness area and socioeconomic status: 2011-12
This fact sheet provides information about the remoteness area and socioeconomic status of the last known address of young people under supervision during 2011-12.
Expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010-11: an analysis by remoteness and disease
This report provides a detailed analysis of health expenditure for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians in 2010-11. Estimates are disaggregated at the regional level, as well as for specific disease and injury groups. For selected services, expenditure increased with remoteness for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The disease groups that accounted for the highest proportion of admitted patient expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were genitourinary diseases ($195 million or 11% of Indigenous admitted patient expenditure), which includes the cost of dialysis treatment.
Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11
This report focuses on trends in hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2010-11. Information is also presented on the incidence of hospitalised injury in the financial year 2010-11.Age-standardised rates of injury cases increased from 1999-00 to 2010-11 by an average of 1% per year. Increases per year across the period were found for injuries due to: falls (2%), intentional self-harm (1), assaults (0.5%) and other unintentional injuries (1.4%). Significant decreases occurred in the rate of hospitalisations due to poisoning by pharmaceuticals (5%) and by other substances (4%), and drowning and near drowning (1%, and 3% for children 0-4).Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rates of injury increased from 3,268 cases per 100,000 population in 2007-08 to 3,708 per 100,000 in 2010-11. Analysis of different injury types revealed increases in rates of poisoning by pharmaceuticals, falls, intentional self-harm and other unintentional injuries during this time.
National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020: technical paper on operational definitions and data issues for key national indicators
This technical paper specifies the operational definitions and primary data sources for the key national indicators under the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020. It outlines the best currently available data sources for the key national indicators that the AIHW has identified, in conjunction with the National Framework Implementation Working Group. It comments on data gaps and limitations, particularly inconsistencies between indicator (ideal) definitions and existing data definitions.
Australia's welfare 2013: in brief
Australia's welfare 2013: in brief presents selected highlights from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's 11th biennial report on welfare services in Australia.
Australia's welfare 2013
Australia's welfare 2013 is the 11th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. This comprehensive and authoritative report provides an overview of the wellbeing of Australians across domains of healthy living, autonomy and participation, and social cohesion. It includes information on:population factors underpinning the demand for welfare servicesparticular needs and assistance provided to key groupsthe resourcing of welfare services in Australia. The report is accompanied by a companion mini publication, Australia's welfare 2013 in brief.
Online version of Australia's welfare 2013 in brief.
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