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Report on Government Services 2017

Volume E

Health

The Health volume E includes performance reporting for Primary and community health, Ambulance services, Public hospitals and Mental health management.

It also includes a sector overview for Health. This volume was released on 1 February 2017.

Please note: An errata was released with this volume (see below) reflecting updates to files for chapter 11.

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The sector overview provides an introduction to the Primary and community health (chapter 10), Ambulance services (chapter 11), Public hospitals (chapter 12), and Mental health management (chapter 13) chapters of this Report. It provides an overview of the health sector, presenting both contextual information and high level performance information.

Errata

Chapter 11 Ambulance services

The following data for 2015-16 have changed:

  • ‘Number of incidents’ and Number of patients’, for Victoria and Australia
  • ‘Operational workforce, by age group’, for Queensland and Australia
    • Under 30 years of age
    • 30-39 years of age
    • 40-49 years of age
    • 50-59 years of age
    • 60 or over years of age
    • Total operational workforce
  • Indicator Framework
  • Indigenous Data

This sector overview is based on a sector performance indicator framework made up of the following elements:

  • Sector objectives — three sector objectives are a précis of the key objectives of the health system and reflect the outcomes in the National Healthcare Agreement (NHA).
  • Sector-wide indicators — eight sector-wide indicators relate to the overarching service sector objectives identified in the NHA.

Sector objectives

    • Australians are born and remain healthy
    • Australians have a sustainable health system
    • Australians have a health system that promotes social inclusion and reduces disadvantage, especially for Indigenous Australians

Sector-wide indicators

    • Babies born of low birthweight *
    • Prevalence of risk factors to the health of Australians *
    • Selected potentially preventable diseases *
    • Potentially avoidable deaths *
    • Mortality and life expectancy *
    • Perinatal death rate
    • Employed health practitioners
    • Access to service compared to need *

* Selected indicators disaggregated by: Indigenous status; disability status; remoteness area; and socio-economic status, where appropriate.

Service-specific performance indicator frameworks

Performance indicator data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this chapter are available in the attachment tables listed below. Contextual data and further supporting information can be found in the chapter.

Indigenous health data
Table number Table title
Table EA.4 Proportion of live-born singleton babies of low birthweight, by Indigenous status of the baby
Table EA.5 Proportion of live-born singleton babies of low birthweight, by maternal Indigenous status
Table EA.6 Proportion of live-born singleton babies of low birthweight, by maternal Indigenous status, three year average
Table EA.8 Birthweights, live births, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, 2014
Table EA.14 Rates of overweight and obesity for adults, by Indigenous status,
2011–13
Table EA.15 Rates of overweight and obesity for adults, by Indigenous status, 2004‑05
Table EA.16 Rate of overweight and obesity for children by Indigenous status, 2011–13
Table EA.19 Proportion of adults who are daily smokers, by Indigenous status
Table EA.22 Proportion of adults at risk of long term harm from alcohol (2009 NHMRC guidelines), by Indigenous status
Table EA.23 Proportion of adult abstainers from alcohol, by Indigenous status
Table EA.27 Incidence of selected cancers, by Indigenous status (per 100 000 population)
Table EA.29 Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), people 25 years or over, by Indigenous status (per 100 000 people)
Table EA.39 Proportion of people aged 18 years or over with type 2 diabetes (based on fasting blood glucose test), by Indigenous status, by sex, 2011–13 (per cent)
Table EA.40 Proportion of people aged 25 years or over with type 2 diabetes (based on fasting blood glucose test), by Indigenous status, by sex, 2011–13 (per cent)
Table EA.42 Age standardised mortality rates of potentially avoidable deaths, under 75 years, by Indigenous status, NSW, Queensland, WA, SA, NT, 2003–2007 to 2011–2015
Table EA.47 Estimated life expectancies at birth, by Indigenous status and sex (years)
Table EA.49 Median age at death, by Indigenous status (years)
Table EA.51 Age standardised all-cause mortality rate and rate ratios, by Indigenous status, NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT, five year aggregate, 2011–2015 (per 100 000 people)
Table EA.52 Age standardised all-cause mortality rate and rate ratios, by Indigenous status, NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT (per 100 000 people)
Table EA.54 Infant mortality rate by Indigenous status, three year average (per 1000 live births)
Table EA.56 All causes infant and child mortality, by Indigenous status, NSW, Queensland, WA, SA, NT
Table EA.58 Age standardised mortality rates by major cause of death, by Indigenous status
Table EA.62 Perinatal, neonatal and fetal deaths
Table EA.67 Employed health practitioners, by Indigenous status and State or Territory of principal practice
Table EA.68 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, by State/Territory, 2011
Table EA.69 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, by sex, 2011
Table EA.70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed in selected health-related occupations, 2011
Table EA.73 Proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who accessed health services by health status, 2012-13

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