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released: 18 Jul 2003 media release

The National Palliative Care Strategy seeks to achieve consistent reporting on palliative care services across all service delivery settings. National information about community-based palliative care is not yet available, however, this report presents part of the picture by providing an overview of palliative care delivered in Australian hospitals during 1999-00.Admitted Patient Palliative Care in Australia 1999-00 describes hospital establishments that provide palliative care, and includes information on the demographic characteristics of patients, diagnoses, procedures undergone, and average lengths of stay.

ISBN 978 1 74024 283 7; Cat. no. HSE 27; 53pp.; OUT OF PRINT

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (124K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • List of tables and figures
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (122K PDF)
      1. Background
      2. Purpose of this report
      3. National Hospital Morbidity Database
      4. Limitations related to mortality data
    2. Types of admitted patient palliative care (114K PDF)
    3. Public hospital establishments providing palliative care (133K PDF)
    4. Palliative care separations by age and sex (98K PDF)
    5. Geographic location of patients and hospitals (143K PDF)
    6. Country of birth and Indigenous status (132K PDF)
    7. Patient accommodation eligibility status (114K PDF)
    8. Setting prior to admission (98K PDF)
    9. Mode of separation (98K PDF)
    10. Principal and additional diagnoses (175K PDF)
      1. High-volume principal diagnoses
      2. Separations with HIV as additional diagnosis
      3. Number of diagnoses
    11. Procedures (214K PDF)
      1. High-volume procedures
      2. Number of procedures
    12. Deaths in Australia due to neoplasm (94K PDF)
  • End matter (97K PDF)
    • Glossary
    • References

Notes and Corrections

  1. (030805) Updated pages 26,30 & 32

Recommended citation

AIHW 2003. Admitted patient palliative care in Australia 1999-00. Cat. no. HSE 27. Canberra: AIHW.

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