Tag Archives: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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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Asthma death figures show gender disparity

New data reveals a marked decrease in asthma-related deaths in Australian women, while the death toll for men barely dropped. Welcoming the reduction in asthma-related deaths, National Asthma Council Australia (NAC) warned against complacency as the total number of deaths remains high. Women aged over 54 are most at risk …

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Deaths from dementia up nearly 70pc in a decade

Dementia remains Australia’s second leading overall cause of death for the fourth year in a row and leading cause of death for women, according to the ‘2018 Causes of Death Report’ released last month by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The number of deaths from dementia has reportedly increased by …

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Closing the Gap has just widened

The Australian Medical Association says the Closing the Gap strategy has “all but unravelled” and insists that the policy needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, starting with boosting health expenditure on indigenous Australians and putting Aboriginal healthcare in Aboriginal hands, The Guardian reported. The article says this issue will …

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