Tag: AIHW

Community Healthcare

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Report highlights increased use of disability services in Australia

An increasing number of Australians are making use of a wide range of disability services, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The institute's 'Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2012-13' report reveals that an estimated 312,539 Australians made use of disability support services…

14 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Report sheds light on state of Australian healthcare

There's both reason for celebration and cause for concern in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) latest national health report card. Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton and AIHW Director and CEO David Kalisch officially released the report in Canberra on Wednesday June 25, confirming that Australia now has a health system which "much of…

27 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Correctional Healthcare

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Discrepancies found in common healthcare procedures around the country

According to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the treatment of even the most common health conditions in Australia can "vary considerably" depending on whereabouts in the country a patient lives. The 'Exploring Healthcare Variation in Australia' discussion paper, released by the AIHW in conjunction with the Australian Commission on Safety…

5 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

Australian healthcare good, but could be better

A new report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) suggests that the quality of Australian healthcare is comparable on a global scale, but there are still areas for improvement. According to the 'OECD health-care quality indicators in Australia 2011-12' report, Australia performed well in a range of key areas such as primary care,…

16 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Health & Healthcare

AIHW reports long-term rise in healthcare spending

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has indicated that healthcare spending in Australia has "risen markedly" over the last 10 years - but this growth has been inconsistent across geographical regions and sectors. The 'Health expenditure Australia 2011-12: analysis by sector' report found that while expenditure on healthcare increased on the whole…

2 Apr 2014, by Informa Australia