Aihw.gov.au View all Health

Health system overview

Details: Australia’s health system is a complex mix of service providers and other health professionals from a range of organisations—from Australian and state and territory governments and the non-government sector. Collectively, they work to meet the physical and mental health care needs of Australians. The complex structure of Australia’s

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-system-overview Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

How healthy are Australians

Details: Health measures can be grouped into an indicator framework to provide an overall view of the health of, for instance, particular groups or for a nation. Australia’s health performance framework is an interactive data visualisation tool that measures Australia’s health and health …

› Verified 7 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/how-healthy-are-australians Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Primary health care

Details: Primary health care is the front line of Australia’s health care system. It is often the first point of contact a person has with the health system. Effective primary health care can help avoid unnecessary hospitalisations and improve health outcomes (AMA 2017; OECD 2017). Primary health care encompasses a range of services delivered outside

› Verified 9 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/primary-health-care Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health expenditure

Details: Health expenditure. Health expenditure is defined as spending on health goods and services that includes: hospitals (both public and private); primary health care (unreferred medical services, dental services, other health practitioners, community health, public health and medications); referred medical services; other services (patient transport services, aids and appliances, and

› Verified 8 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-expenditure Go Now

› Get more:  MedicalGo Now

Health of children

Details: Health status Burden of disease. The burden of disease is the quantified impact of a disease or injury on a population, which captures health loss, or years of healthy life lost through premature death or living with ill health (see Burden of disease).Infants (aged under 1) accounted for a smaller proportion of the total population than children aged 1–4, but contributed a greater proportion

› Verified 8 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-of-children Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health promotion

Details: Health promotion encompasses a ‘combination of educational, organisational, economic and political actions’ (Howat et al. 2003) to enable individuals and communities to increase control over and improve their health. This occurs with consumer participation through attitudinal, behavioural, social and environmental changes (Howat et al. 2003).

› Verified 6 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-promotion Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

A profile of primary health care nurses , Primary Health

Details: The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association. The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses in primary health care in Australia. They have a large and growing membership that represents primary health care nurses living and working across Australia.

› Verified Just Now

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/primary-health-care/a-profile-of-primary-care-nurses/contents/primary-health-care-nurses Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Rural and remote health

Details: The challenges of geographic spread, low population density, limited infrastructure and the higher costs of delivering rural and remote health care can affect access to health care. Primary health care. People living in Remote and Very remote areas generally have poorer access to health services than people in regional areas and Major cities.

› Verified 3 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/rural-and-remote-health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

The health of Australia’s males, Sexual health

Details: Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality (WHO 2019a). Measures of sexual health include the prevalence of sexual difficulties and sexually transmissible infection rates. Sexually transmitted infections

› Verified 8 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health/contents/how-healthy/sexual-health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health of young people

Details: Mental health. Based on The Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (also known as the Young Minds Matter survey) undertaken in 2013–14, around 14% of children aged 12–17 met the clinical criteria for 1 or more mental disorders in the previous 12 months (Lawrence et al. 2015).

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-of-young-people Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Behaviours & risk factors

Details: A person’s health is influenced by health behaviours that are part of their individual lifestyle. Behavioural risk factors such as poor eating patterns can have a detrimental effect on health—many health problems experienced by the Australian population could be prevented by reducing the exposure to modifiable risk factors such as tobacco smoking, being overweight or obese, high alcohol

› Verified 6 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/risk-factors Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Indigenous hearing health

Details: Ear and hearing health is important to overall health and quality of life. Poor ear health and hearing loss can have long-lasting impacts on education, wellbeing and employment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children experience some of the highest rates of ear disease and associated hearing loss in the world (WHO 2004).

› Verified 5 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/indigenous-hearing-health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Illicit drug use

Details: People with mental health conditions. There is a complex relationship between illicit drug use and mental health conditions. However, it is difficult to determine to what extent drug use causes mental health problems, and to what degree mental health problems give rise to …

› Verified 6 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/illicit-drug-use Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Coordination of health care for patients aged 45 and over

Details: These data tables present statistics from the Coordination of Health Care Study for Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia. The Coordination of Health Care Study was developed by the AIHW and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to fill a national data gap and provide information on patients’ experiences of coordination of care across Australia.

› Verified 6 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/health-care-quality-performance/coordination-health-care-patients-45-over-phn/contents/summary Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

ustralia’s health 01

Details: health ‘as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the . absence of disease or infirmity’ (WHO 1946). This multidimensional model incorporates: • genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors • cultural influences • socioeconomic conditions

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/ca0b4c1b-a675-472e-942d-06774c058d27/AH16-1-1-what-is-health.pdf.aspx Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

People with disability in Australia, Health

Details: Health status data visualisation. This domain explores aspects of health for people with disability, from health status, to health risk factors and behaviours, to use of health services, and barriers to accessing health services.

› Verified 4 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/disability/people-with-disability-in-australia/contents/health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health across socioeconomic groups

Details: 1.3 times as likely to have heart, stroke and vascular disease in 2017–18 (AIHW 2019c). This chart shows that the incidence of lung cancer during 2010–2014 decreased across 5 socioeconomic groups, from 54.2 per 100,000 in the lowest socioeconomic areas to 31.5 per 100,000 in the highest socioeconomic areas.

› Verified 4 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-across-socioeconomic-groups Go Now

› Get more:  CancerGo Now

Health of people with disability

Details: Health status. In the 2017⁠–⁠18 NHS, adults with disability were more likely to rate their general health as ‘fair or poor’ (42%) than ‘very good or excellent’ (24%). Adults without disability were around 2.7 times as likely to assess their health as ‘very good or excellent’ in 2017⁠–⁠18 as adults with disability (65%

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-of-people-with-disability Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

The health of Australia’s females, Sexual health

Details: Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality (WHO 2019a). Measures of sexual health include the prevalence of sexual difficulties and sexually transmissible infection rates. Sexually transmitted infections

› Verified Just Now

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/female-health/contents/how-healthy/sexual-health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Australia's health 2018: in brief, How healthy are we

Details: One in 2 (50%) Australians are estimated to have at least 1 of 8 selected common chronic conditions: cancer, cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions, arthritis, back pain and problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and diabetes. Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) Australians are estimated to have two or more of these conditions.

› Verified 9 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2018-in-brief/contents/how-healthy-are-we Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Mental health services in Australia, Impacts on Australian

Details: Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. MHSA is updated progressively throughout each year as data becomes available.

› Verified Just Now

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-in-australia/report-contents/mental-health-impact-of-covid-19/impacts-on-australian-government-funded-mental-health-service-activity Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Health inequalities in Australia: morbidity, health

Details: 'Health inequalities in Australia: morbidity, health behaviours, risk factors and health service use' is a statistical reference that documents morbidity and morbidity-related inequalities by area-level socioeconomic disadvantage, equivalised household income, education and occupation among infants and children, young adults, working-aged

› Verified 9 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/social-determinants/health-inequalities-australia/summary Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health inequalities in Australia: morbidity, health

Details: Health Inequalities Monitoring Series Number 2 Health inequalities in Australia: morbidity, health behaviours, risk factors and health service use March 2006 Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare AIHW Cat. No. PHE 72

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/0cbc6c45-b97a-44f7-ad1f-2517a1f0378c/hiamhbrfhsu.pdf.aspx?inline=true Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health of people experiencing homelessness

Details: Alternatively, some health problems are a consequence of homelessness, including depression, poor nutrition, poor dental health, substance abuse and mental health problems. Recent studies have also found that people experiencing homelessness also experience significantly higher rates of death, disability and chronic illness than the general

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-of-people-experiencing-homelessness Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Health and medical research

Details: Health and medical research helps to improve health and wellbeing through identifying, curing and preventing disease, injury and disability, and improving health services and their delivery. In Australia, health and medical research has contributed to developments that have improved the health and wellbeing of people all over the world.

› Verified 7 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/health-and-medical-research Go Now

› Get more:  MedicalGo Now

Indicators of health system performance

Details: Health system performance indicators help interpret many factors associated with good health, such as accessibility, availability, responsiveness and safety of health services. However, the interpretation of these indicators should occur in conjunction with information on health status and an appreciation of the complexities of health service use.

› Verified Just Now

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/68916c65-a5e8-4e7e-a821-374a9455ef0b/rrrh-ihsp.pdf.aspx?inline=true Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Social determinants and Indigenous health

Details: This chart shows the percentage of Indigenous Australians aged 15 and over who report excellent or very good self-assessed health, classified by 4 different examples of the social determinants of health. These 4 determinants are employment status, Year 12 attainment, housing standard and socio-economic ranking of the region the household is in.

› Verified 1 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/social-determinants-and-indigenous-health Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians

Details: The Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians: monitoring framework is structured around three modules: Module 1 – Culturally respectful health care services; Module 2 – Patient experience of health care; and Module 3 – Access to health care services. Each of the three modules contains a number of domains, focus areas and

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-australians/cultural-safety-health-care-framework/contents/monitoring-framework Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians

Details: See Module 2 data tables for all data presented in this module.. Data gaps and limitations. Data from Indigenous health care users about the health care that they receive are limited. Data from surveys of hospital patients in all states and territories are required, as well as additional national data on patient satisfaction with different types of health care services.

› Verified 5 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-australians/cultural-safety-health-care-framework/contents/patient-experience-of-health-care Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Health expenditure Australia 2018-19, Summary

Details: Summary. In 2018–19, an estimated $195.7 billion was spent on health goods and services in Australia. This equates to an average of approximately $7,772 per person and constituted 10% of overall economic activity for this period. After adjusting for inflation, total health spending (recurrent and capital) was 3.1% more than in 2017–18.

› Verified 2 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/health-welfare-expenditure/health-expenditure-australia-2018-19/contents/summary Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians

Details: The structures, policies and processes across the health system all play a role in delivering culturally respectful health care. The provision of culturally safe health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reflects the extent to which health care systems and providers are aware of and responsive to Indigenous Australians’ cultural needs and experiences.

› Verified 3 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-australians/cultural-safety-health-care-framework/contents/module-1-culturally-respectful-health-care-services Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Immigrants in Australia: a health profile, Summary

Details: Analysis of the data from this survey and from the 1989-90 National Health Survey showed that immigrants generally have a better risk factor profile than the Australian-born population with regard to blood pressure, hypertension, total cholesterol levels and alcohol consumption, but not with regard to exercise.

› Verified 9 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/social-determinants/immigrants-in-australia-a-health-profile/contents/summary Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Indigenous Australians’ use of health services

Details: Indigenous-specific primary health care services offer prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ill health in a range of health settings. These services are available through community clinics, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and other health care facilities. Indigenous-specific services are also offered in some public hospitals.

› Verified 5 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/indigenous-australians-use-of-health-services Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Australia's children

Details: Children’s social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is a key component of mental health and wellbeing. It is a complex construct that is sometimes referred to as social and emotional competence, development, learning or literacy. The emphasis is on behavioural and emotional strengths and ability to adapt and deal with daily challenges

› Verified 3 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/children-youth/australias-children/contents/health/social-and-emotional-wellbeing Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

The health of Australia’s males, Chronic conditions

Details: The World Health Organization defines mental health as ‘a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.’ Poor mental health may adversely affect any or all of these

› Verified 3 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health/contents/how-healthy/chronic-conditions Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Mental health services in Australia, Classifications and

Details: Primary Health Networks are organisations that connect health services across a specific geographic area (a PHN area), with the boundaries defined by the Australian Government Department of Health. There are 31 PHN areas that cover the whole of Australia. Further information is available on the Department of Health website.

› Verified 6 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-in-australia/classifications-and-technical-notes Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Mental health services in Australia, Mental health impact

Details: Mental health services in Australia (MHSA) provides a picture of the national response of the health and welfare service system to the mental health care needs of Australians. MHSA is updated progressively throughout each year as data becomes available. Email notifications of …

› Verified 9 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/mental-health-services/mental-health-services-in-australia/report-contents/mental-health-impact-of-covid-19 Go Now

› Get more:  Mental healthGo Now

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Details: The report also includes data on the links between substance use and health, and the use of alcohol and other drug treatment services by Indigenous Australians. Smoking In 2008, approximately half the Indigenous adults (49.9%) were current smokers—more than double the rate of non-Indigenous people who smoked.

› Verified Just Now

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/indigenous-australians/substance-use-among-indigenous-people/summary Go Now

› Get more:  HealthGo Now

Hospital workforce

Details: Hospital workforce. The hospital workforce in Australia is large and diverse, covering many occupations. Hospital employees include medical officers (such as surgeons, anaesthetists and other specialists), nurses, diagnostic and allied health professionals (such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists), administrative and clerical staff

› Verified 4 days ago

› Url: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/myhospitals/themes/hospital-workforce Go Now

› Get more:  MedicalGo Now