Online version of the 2014-15 Department of Health Annual Report

References

Page last updated: 16 October 2015

  1. World Health Organization, 2015, Ebola outbreak, accessed 22 July 2015, available at the World Health Organization: Ebola virus disease outbreak website.
  2. World Health Organization. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus – updates 23 September 2012 to 15 July 2015.
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  9. Available at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.
  10. Available at the Department of Health website.
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  12. Available at the Positive Choices website.
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  14. Available at the Immunise Australia website.
  15. Available at the Department of Health website.
  16. The figure does not include claims received after 30 June 2015.
  17. Excludes revenue.
  18. This includes listings for the National Diabetes Scheme and the Life Savings Drug Programme.
  19. Adjusted for the number of working days.
  20. Source: Hearing Services Programme.
  21. Source: AIHW National Mortality Database, calendar years 1998 to 2013 (which is the most up-to-date data available) and includes jurisdictions for which data are available and of sufficient quality to publish (NSW, Qld, WA, SA and NT combined). Note that this data is reported on a calendar year basis, reflecting the ABS mortality data collection and publication processes.
  22. 2013 data, due to the time lag in ABS mortality data publication.
  23. To allow for timely reporting, child mortality is monitored using the year a death is registered rather than the year it occurred (as it takes a few years for all deaths to be registered). Counting deaths registered each year is a reasonable proxy for monitoring annual death rates as the proportion of deaths that occurred in the current year and were registered in the current year versus the next year are usually fairly stable.
  24. Source: AIHW National Mortality Database, calendar years 1998 to 2013 (which is the most up-to-date data available) and includes jurisdictions for which data are available and of sufficient quality to publish (NSW, Qld, WA, SA and NT combined). Note that this data is reported on a calendar year basis, reflecting the ABS mortality data collection and publication processes.
  25. 2013 data, due to the time lag in ABS mortality data publication.
  26. Available at the Rural and Regional Health Australia website.
  27. Smaller spikes in March of each year likely due to consumers prepaying policies before premiums increase on 1 April.
  28. Group benefit is the reimbursement price (benefit) paid for all products listed in a specific group on the Prostheses List.
  29. ‘Completed’ to be interpreted as a decision taken to: 1) recommend to list, or 2) recommend not to list, or 3) recommend to be deferred.
  30. ABS Data (Australian Bureau of Statistics Quarterly Population Estimates webpage) – June 2014.
  31. Source of population data: ABS (September 2014).
  32. Available at the NPS MedicineWise website.
  33. Details reported under Outcome 7.6 and in the ACSQHC Annual Report.
  34. Details reported under Outcome 9.1 and in the ACSQHC Annual Report.
  35. Available at the Therapeutic Goods Administration website.
  36. This includes 413 more chemicals than the initial IMAP Stage One list of 3,000. These chemicals are members of groups already being assessed in Stage One and have been added to gain efficiencies in implementing the IMAP Framework.
  37. Available at the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator website.
  38. In 2011, the professions included were: Dental professionals, Psychologists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Optometrists, Chiropractors, Podiatrists, and Osteopaths. In 2012, the following professions were added to the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme: Medical radiation practitioners, Occupational therapists, Chinese medicine practitioners, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners. Source – The National Health Workforce Minimum Dataset, 2013, Health Online Data Tool - Log in. This online data tool provides free access to the catalogues of health workforce data.
  39. AGPT training places are allocated on a calendar/academic year basis.
  40. Available at the PWC website.
  41. Oliver Winder PSM served as the Chair of the Department’s Audit Committee from 2009 to May 2015.
  42. Jenine Borowik retired from the Audit Committee on 29 June 2015.
  43. Available at the Australian National Audit Office website.
  44. Available at the Australian National Audit Office website.
  45. Available at the Australian National Audit Office website.
  46. Available at the Australian National Audit Office website.
  47. Available at the Commonwealth Ombudsman website.
  48. NABERS measures the environmental performance of Australian buildings, tenancies and homes.
  49. NABERS water rating measures the water consumption of an office building on a scale of one to six stars reflecting the performance of the building relative to the market, from least efficient (one star) to market leading (six stars).
  50. The number of chemicals assessed by use category does not equal the total number of chemicals assessed because a chemical may have multiple uses.
  51. The total number of chemicals does not equal the total number of IMAP assessments because chemicals are assessed separately for human health and environment.