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released: 25 Jun 1998 author: AIHW media release

Australia's Health 1998 is Australia's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, the supply and use of health services, and health services costs and performance. As part of its comprehensive coverage of health issues, this 1998 edition reports specifically on the nation's five health priority areas - cancer control, cardiovascular health, injury prevention and control, mental health and diabetes.

ISSN 1032-6138; ISBN 978 0 642 24767 4; Cat. no. AUS 10; 346pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (150K PDF)
    • Title page
    • Verso title page
    • Transmittal letter
    • Editorial team, contributors and referees
    • Contents
    • Preface
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (87K PDF)
      1. Health and its determinants
      2. The role of health information
    2. The health of Australians (578K PDF)
      1. Mortality
      2. Diseases and illness
      3. Disability and handicap
    3. The health of subpopulations (1433K PDF)
      1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
      2. Rural and remote populations
      3. Overseas-born persons
      4. Mothers and infants
      5. Children and young adults
      6. Older people
    4. National health priorities (1155K PDF)
      1. National Health Priority Areas
      2. Cardiovascular health
      3. Cancer control
      4. Injury prevention and control
      5. Mental health
      6. Diabetes
    5. Developments in public health (1058K PDF)
      1. Communicable diseases
      2. Childhood immunisation
      3. Asthma
      4. Oral health
      5. Nutrition
      6. Risk factors for disease
    6. Health services delivery, costs and performance (1006K PDF)
      1. Structure and administration of health services in Australia
      2. Health services funding and expenditure
      3. Private health insurance
      4. Health workforce
      5. Institutional health services
      6. Cost performance in the hospital sector
      7. Cost of diseases
    7. Health services use and access (648K PDF)
      1. Use of hospitals
      2. Access to hospital services
      3. Quality and effectiveness of hospital services
      4. Use of private medical services
      5. Use of dental services
      6. Use of medications
    8. Developments in health information (203K PDF)
      1. What is national health information and why is it needed?
      2. Structures and data development processes for national health information
      3. Progress and challenges in national health information
      4. Gaps and deficiencies in health statistics
  • End matter
    • Statistical tables (1683K PDF)
      • Population
      • Fertility and pregnancy
      • Mortality
      • Infectious diseases
      • Cancer
      • Dental health
      • Smoking
      • Use of hospitals
      • Health expenditure
      • Health labour force
      • Use of professional services
      • National Health Priority Areas
    • Methods and conventions (83K PDF)
    • Abbreviations (51K PDF)
    • Glossary (97K PDF)
    • Index (365K PDF)

Recommended citation

AIHW 1998. Australia's health 1998. Australia's health no. 6. Cat. no. AUS 10. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 30 March 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442466956>.

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