Tag Archives: AIHW

Gov’t opens door to health information

Accessing information about the health of Australians and healthcare performance will be made easier by two new online resources launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) was created by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee (AHMAC) as a single mechanism for …

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How pharmacists can cut hospitalisations

A recent report showing that more than 179,000 Queensland hospitalisations were potentially preventable in 2017-18 has prompted a call for action from the Pharmacy Guild. Responding to the recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report,1 the Guild’s Queensland Branch President, Professor Trent Twomey, said community pharmacists are highly trained, …

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Value of vaccines verified

A report demonstrating the immense benefit that vaccines provide to the community has been welcomed by Medicines Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, ‘The burden of vaccine preventable disease in Australia’, shows vaccines benefit the community through avoiding, or reducing, ill health from vaccine preventable diseases. The …

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Tobacco still big killer but burden is easing

Tobacco use contributed to an estimated 21,000 deaths, or more than one in eight fatalities, in Australia during 2015, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘Burden of tobacco use in Australia’, used burden of disease analysis to study the impact …

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Health spend tracking at below inflation rate

More than $185 billion, or almost $7,500 per person, was spent on health goods and services in Australia during 2017-18, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘Health expenditure in Australia 2017-18’, reveals spending per person decreased by 0.4 per cent, …

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Survey shows prison healthcare effective

The health of many prisoners who have been unemployed or homeless before being incarcerated improves in jail, according to a new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘The health of Australia’s prisoners 2018’, includes information gathered from people through the use of questionnaires over …

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Hospital intake rate outpaces population

Hospital admissions have risen faster than population growth, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, ‘Admitted patient care 2017–18: Australian hospital statistics’, showed that 60 per cent of the 11.3 million hospital admissions were to public hospitals, and that over the …

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Cancer’s ups and downs

In Australia, cases of cancer have tripled since the early 1980s but survival rates are improving. According to the ‘Cancer in Australia 2019’ report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the number of new cancer cases will rise from 47,500 in 1982 to 145,000 in 2019. …

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Diabetes big in the bush

The National Rural Health Alliance this week highlighted the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report showing that people in regional and remote communities have higher rates of diabetes and related complications than those living in major cities, including both hospitalisations and deaths. The ‘Diabetes Indicators for the Australian National …

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