Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Stroke poses a burden on patients, their families and services
      • Specialised care facilities for patients increase
      • But there is still room for improvement
      • Data gaps limit our knowledge in several areas
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Background
      • What is stroke?
      • What is transient ischaemic attack?
      • What are the major risk factors?
      • Community awareness of stroke signs and symptoms
      • Aims of this report
      • Overview of this report
      • Data sources and methods
    • 2 Impact of stroke
      • Incidence
      • Prevalence
      • Disability resulting from stroke
      • Deaths from stroke and transient ischaemic attack
      • The burden of stroke
      • Health-care expenditure on stroke
      • International comparisons
    • 3 Stroke treatment in hospital
      • Hospitalisations in 2009-10
      • Stroke units and clinical audit
      • Rehabilitation of stroke or its sequelae
    • 4 Stroke treatment in the community
      • The management of stroke in general practice
      • Supply of stroke medications in the community
    • 5 Managing the consequences of stroke
      • Assistance for people with stroke-related disability
      • Community services for stroke survivors
      • Impact of stroke on primary carers
    • 6 Social and geographical inequalities for stroke
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
      • Remoteness
      • Socioeconomic status
    • 7 Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A Methods and definitions
      • Age-specific rates
      • Age-standardised rates
      • Average annual rate of change
      • Significance testing
      • Reporting deaths
      • Reporting hospitalisations
      • Reporting Indigenous data
      • Reporting data by remoteness
      • Reporting data by socioeconomic group
    • Appendix B Classifications
      • Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification
      • International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes
      • Classifications from other sources
    • Appendix C  Main data sources
      • ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS) (2004-05)
      • ABS National Health Survey (NHS) (2007-08)
      • ABS Surveys of Disability, Ageing and Carers (SDAC) (1998, 2003 and 2009)
      • AIHW Disease Expenditure Database
      • AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • AIHW National Mortality Database
      • Drug Utilisation Sub-Committee database (DUSC)
      • The Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program
      • World Health Organization Global Health Observatory
    • Appendix D Supplementary tables
    • Appendix E
      • Thrombolysis exclusion/inclusion criteria
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures