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released: 24 Nov 2016 author: AIHW

This is the second national report on the 21 Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with updated data available to report on 11 measures. For some of the measures, a better or similar rate for Indigenous Australians compared with non-Indigenous Australians was apparent, while on other measures, higher rates of ill health and death from cardiac conditions and lower rates of in-hospital treatment services among Indigenous Australians were evident. A number of measures suggested improvements for Indigenous Australians over time; examples include a decline in the death rate due to cardiac conditions and an increase in the proportion who received an MBS health assessment.

ISBN 978-1-76054-032-6; Cat. no. IHW 169; 86pp.; $14

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Better Cardiac Care project
      • Reporting on the Better Cardiac Care measures
      • Structure of this report
    • 2 Results
      • Priority area 1: Early cardiovascular risk assessment and management
      • Priority area 2: Timely diagnosis of heart disease and heart failure
      • Priority area 3: Guideline-based therapy for acute coronary syndrome
      • Priority area 4: Optimisation of health status and provision of ongoing preventive care
      • Priority area 5: Strengthen the diagnosis, notification and follow-up of rheumatic heart disease
      • Summary measures: Hospitalisation and mortality
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data sources
      • Medicare Benefits Schedule data
      • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • National Mortality Database
      • Rheumatic heart disease registers data
      • ABS population data
    • Appendix B: Technical specifications
    • Appendix C: Summary results, by measure
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2016. Better Cardiac Care measures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: second national report 2016. Cat. no. IHW 169. Canberra: AIHW.

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