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released: 15 Nov 2013 author: AIHW media release

Palliative care services in Australia 2013 is the second in a planned series of annual reports providing a detailed picture of the national response to the palliative care needs of Australians. Information from a range of data sources from 2011-12 and where indicated, 2010-11 are presented, as are changes over time. There were almost 54,500 palliative care-related separations reported in public and private hospitals in 2010-11. Almost $3.5 million in Medicare Benefits Schedule payments was paid for palliative medicine specialist services in 2011-12.

ISBN 978-1-74249-513-2; Cat. no. HWI 123; 144pp.; $25


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
  1. Introduction
  2. Admitted patient palliative care
  3. Palliative care in general practice
  4. Services provided by palliative medicine specialists
  5. Palliative care in residential aged care
  6. Palliative care-related medications
  7. Workforce
  8. Palliative care outcomes
  9. Palliative care facilities and services
  • End matter
    • Supplementary tables
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Identifying palliative care separations
      • Appendix B: Data sources
      • Appendix C: Technical notes
      • Appendix D: Classifications
      • Appendix E: PCOC benchmark revisions
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

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  1. (4 Dec 2013) Link in the Data Quality Statement was updated.
    Previous version: Palliative care services in Australia 2013 (1.7MB PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Palliative care services in Australia 2013. Cat. no. HWI 123. Canberra: AIHW.

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