‘ Overuse of short-acting bronchodilators is internationally recognised as a marker of poor asthma control, high healthcare use and increased risk of asthma death.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the 2011 – 2012 OECD Health Care Quality Indicators for Australia. The report is an interesting read as it covers indicators for primary care, hospital acute care, mental health care, cancer servival, hospital patient safety and patient experience. Examples of the findings included the following:
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare has recently updated their website to make it easier to find important information and resources, – in particular the Accreditation and NSQHS Standards section of the web site.
There remains much debate regarding the effectiveness of the Influenza vaccine. This Cochrane Review looked at over 90 reports containing 116 data sets;
Did you know that on 20 March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that measles elimination had been achieved by Australia.
According to the 2013 National Mental Health Report Card on average 44 Australians commit suicide every week.
‘ This Issues Brief from the Deeble Institute argues that for the health disparities between rural and urban Australians to be addressed then rural communities must be involved in the design of their health services.