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Western Australian Health Statistics
WA Department of Health. Health Data Branch
Includes public hospital activity; clinical coding data; elective surgery and waiting list data; maternal and child health data
WA Department of Health. Data Linkage Branch
Develops and maintains a system of linkages connecting data about health events for individuals in Western Australia. Health data can be requested for ethically approved research, planning and evaluation projects which aim to improve the health of Western Australians.
WA Department of Health. Epidemiology Branch
This branch aims to monitor, assess and report on the health profile and service utilisation of the Western Australian population to guide policy development, identify emerging issues, prioritise service delivery and evaluate health system performance.
Western Australian Cancer Registry
The Western Australian Cancer Registry collects information about cancer diagnoses across the state. Statistics are produced to: monitor the number of new cases of cancer; plan services for the control of cancer and the care of cancer patients; evaluate the effectiveness of cancer prevention and treatment services; provide data for research into cancer.
International Health Statistics
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes.
Global Health Observatory
The Global Health Observatory pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.
Know Your Chances : understanding health statistics by
Publication Date: 2008
Every day we are bombarded by television ads, public service announcements, and media reports warning of dire risks to our health and offering solutions to help us lower those risks. But many of these messages are incomplete, misleading, or exaggerated, leaving the average person misinformed and confused. Know Your Chances is a lively, accessible, and carefully researched book that can help consumers sort through this daily barrage by teaching them how to interpret the numbers behind the messages. In clear and simple steps.
Australian Health Statistics
Australia. Department of Health
Health statistics : includes Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) statistics, Medicare statistics; General Practice statistics
New Health-related Statistical Reports
OECD health-care quality indicators for Australia 2015
This report summarises information provided by Australia to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) Health at a glance 2015 report for a common set of indicators about the quality of health care delivered across OECD member countries.
Australia's hospitals 2015-16 : at a glance
Australia’s hospitals 2015–16 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2015–16, there were 10.6 million hospitalisations (6.3 million in public hospitals, 4.3 million in private hospitals). The average length of stay was over 5 days (5.7 days in public hospitals; 5.2 days in private hospitals). 1 in 4 hospitalisations involved a surgical procedure. 27% were emergency admissions. 149,000 hospitalisations involved a stay in intensive care. 60% were same-day hospitalisations.
Hospital resources 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics
In 2015–16, there were 701 public hospitals in Australia accounting for about two-thirds (61,000) of all hospital beds. There were 630 private hospitals with 33,100 hospital beds. Total recurrent expenditure on public hospital services was about $64 billion. About 57% of this was for admitted patient care, 18% for outpatient care, 10% for emergency care services, 2% for teaching, training and research and 13% for all other services.
Non-admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics
In 2015–16, about 33.4 million non-admitted patient service events were provided by 604 public hospitals, including: 15.3 million service events in allied health and/or clinical nurse specialists clinics; 9.7 million service events in medical consultation clinics; 2.6 million service events in procedural clinics.