Severe respiratory infections make up a large proportion of Australian paediatric intensive care unit (ICU) admissions each year. Identification of the causative pathogen is important and informs clinical management. We investigated the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the ICU-setting using data collated by the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Intensive Care (ANZPIC) Registry from five ICUs in Queensland, Australia. We describe diagnostic testing use among pertussis and influenza-related paediatric ICU admissions between 01 January 1997 and 31 December 2013.
This page displays information on the 2016-17 Department of Health Annual Report.
This page displays information on the 2015-16 Department of Health Annual Report.
On 19 March 2015, the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, announced that a consultation process would begin about reforms to the Specialist Training Programme and the Emergency Medicine Programme to be implemented in 2017.
This framework supports ongoing action in dementia care for governments, service providers, peak bodies and the broader community to work together to create accessible, seamless pathways to care in order to make a positive difference in the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families.
This report is a descriptive analysis of the Strong Fathers Strong Families programme.
Produced by the HCOASC in 2006, the aim of the Delirium Care Pathways project was to build on the HCOASC Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Delirium in Older People, by developing pathways for patients/clients, carers and practitioners across care settings: (i) community; (ii) acute; and (iii) residential aged care facilities.
The DASR provides unique and valuable information that OATSIH and the sector can use in formulating policy, in planning and to profile the work of stand-alone Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander substance use services.
This report investigates the feasibility of linking clinical prompts to scores on the National Outcomes and Casemix Collection (NOCC) routine outcome measures.
In March 2002, The Department of Health and Ageing commissioned researchers at the University of Queensland’s School of Human Movement Studies to draft this discussion paper to facilitate the development of Australian recommendations for both children’s and youths’ participation in health-promoting physical activity.
The Department of Health and Ageing, like other Commonwealth agencies which have responsibility for business regulation, are required to publish a regulatory plan on its website early in each financial year.
This consumer booklet was prepared by the National Ageing Research Institute and Metropolitan Domiciliary Care, an agency of the State Government of South Australia, and was published for the Australian Government Department of Health. The content of the publication was modified and reprinted in July 2005, and reprinted again in 2007 and 2012.
This paper is a discussion document provided for comment and consultation. The development of a fourth National HIV/AIDS Strategy will involve extensive consultation, which will take place around Australia during the second quarter of 1999.