Online version of the 2013-14 Department of Health Annual Report

References

Page last updated: 17 July 2019

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. Australia’s Health 2014. Australia’s health series no.14. Cat no. Aus 178. Canberra AIHW
  2. World Health Organization. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – updates 23 September 2012 to 22 July 2014.
  3. World Health Organization - Ebola virus disease website.
  4. The Kirby Institute. University of New South Wales. Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2013.
  5. The Kirby Institute. University of New South Wales. Australian Trachoma Surveillance Report 2013.
  6. The Kirby Institute. University of New South Wales. HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2014 HIV Supplement.
  7. A financial resource summary for Outcome 4 - Aged Care and Population Ageing, including budget estimates and actual expenditure, for the period July to September 2013 is provided in Part 2.1 (Results against performance targets and related activities for this outcome will be published in the 2013-14 Department of Social Services annual report).
  8. Available at The 2014-15 Health Portfolio Budget Statements.
  9. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2012. National Bowel Cancer Screening Program: Monitoring Report Phase 2, July 2008-June 2011. Cancer series no. 65. Cat. No. CAN 61. Canberra, AIHW. These targets reflect the most recent data (2008-2011) on participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
  10. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Cancer Australia 2013, BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2010-2011, Cancer series no. 77 Cat. no. CAN68 Canberra AIHW.
  11. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare & Cancer Australia 2012, Breast cancer in Australia: an overview. Cancer series no. 71 Cat. no. CAN67 Canberra AIHW
  12. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. BreastScreen Australia Monitoring Report 2009-2010. Cancer series no. 72. Cat. no. CAN 68. Canberra: AIHW. These targets reflect the most recent data (2009-2010) on participation in BreastScreen Australia Program. Small changes in these figures are unlikely to be statistically significant. Participation data for the programme cannot be projected into the future.
  13. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. Cervical screening in Australia 2011-12. Cancer series no. 82. Cat. no. CAN 79. Canberra: AIHW.
  14. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2012. Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010. Cancer series no. 67. Cat. no. CAN 63. Canberra: AIHW. These targets reflect the most recent data (2009-2010) on participation in the National Cervical Screening Program. Small changes in these figures are unlikely to be statistically significant. Participation data for the programme cannot be projected into the future.
  15. This pilot project was funded until 30 June 2014.
  16. Newly diagnosed cases for the period include notifications classified as either ‘newly acquired’ (infection acquired within 24 months prior to diagnosis) or ‘unspecified’ (infection acquired more than 24 months prior to diagnosis or not able to be specified).
  17. Targets for 2013-14 onwards are a straight line projection based on Australian Health Survey 2011-13 data (refer PBS 2013-14 Budget Related Paper No. 1.9, page 54) to reach the COAG target of 10% adult daily smoking prevalence by 2018.
  18. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2014. 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey: key findings, released 17 July 2014. This is the most recent national data available for smoking prevalence.
  19. National Drugs Campaign website.
  20. The Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods website.
  21. Legislated timeframes refers to various timeframes specified in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and subordinate regulations.
  22. The TGA is using the word ‘inspection’ rather than ‘audit’ for this regulatory activity as this better reflects the language in the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.
  23. Published on its website on 16 July 2012.
  24. A Tier II assessment is an evaluation of risk on a substance-by-substance or chemical category-by-category basis.
  25. Office of the Gene Technology Regulator website.
  26. National Partnership Agreement on Essential Vaccines.
  27. Crowe et al. (2014). Effectiveness of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine for the prevention of cervical abnormalities: case-control study nested within a population based screening programme in Australia, BMJ. 348: g1458.
  28. Essential Vaccines Procurement Strategy.
  29. Australian Health Survey.
  30. Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.
  31. Funding for this activity ends in 2013-14.
  32. Implementation of the system will vary across the jurisdictions as States and Territories need to make necessary legislative changes to ensure the system can migrate with existing technologies and processes.
  33. Includes all ongoing saves from Price Disclosure.
  34. The Medicare Teen Dental Plan operated on a calendar year basis. As such, estimates are for vouchers provided up to the end of the relevant calendar year. Funding for this programme ceased on 31 December 2013.
  35. The Medicare Teen Dental Plan operated on a calendar year basis. As such, estimates are for vouchers provided up to the end of the relevant calendar year. Funding for this programme ceased on 31 December 2013.
  36. The Australian Government has reciprocal health care agreements with New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Belgium, Malta, Slovenia and Norway.
  37. These figures are as per the Pathology Funding Agreement between the Australian Government and the pathology sector. The agreement expires on 30 June 2016.
  38. Rural, regional and remote Australia is classified using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA).
  39. Initial targets were estimated during implementation and have been revised now that the programme is in an established phase.
  40. Funding for the RFDS to continue to manage the Rural Women’s GP programme has been extended to 2014-15. From 1 July 2015 funding will be incorporated into the Rural Health Outreach Fund.
  41. Phone 1800 899 538 or go to Rural Health Australia’s website.
  42. Office of Hearing Services website.
  43. Source: AIHW National Mortality Database, calendar years 1998 to 2012 (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.
  44. 2012 data, due to the time lag in ABS mortality data publication.
  45. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund.
  46. The AEDC is a national population measure of children’s development as they enter school and report on five areas: physical health and wellbeing; social competence; emotional maturity; language and cognitive skills; and communication skills and general knowledge. The 2012 AEDC data on 289,973 children in their first year of formal full-time school shows that majority of these children are doing well on each of the five areas but 22% of Australian children are developmentally vulnerable on one or more areas. In contrast, 43.2% of the 15,490 Indigenous children are developmentally vulnerable on one or more areas. Reference: A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia 2012: Australian Early Development Index National Report.
  47. Indigenous Early Childhood Development National Partnership Agreement: first annual report on health performance indicators
  48. Source: AIHW National Mortality Database, calendar years 1998 to 2012 (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.
  49. 2012 data, due to the time lag in ABS mortality data publication.
  50. Organisations that meet the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners definition of a general practice are eligible for accreditation.
  51. On 20 December 2013, the NBN Enabled Telehealth Pilots Programme was renamed the Telehealth Pilots Programme following changes to the programme requirements relating to broadband access technologies. The updated programme name more accurately reflects the scope of the programme and better aligns with current government policies.
  52. 1800 686 268
  53. Number of agreements excludes licenses, funding agreements for specific activities under other programmes and reciprocal health care agreements.
  54. Specialist Training Program places are allocated on a calendar/academic year basis.
  55. A district of workforce shortage is defined as an area that has less access to medical services when compared to the national average.
  56. As measured through Dental Weighted Activity Units, which reflects the average cost of an adult patient in the public dental system.
  57. ‘Banked’ refers to any cord blood unit that is collected at a cord blood bank, processed and placed into a cryogenic freezer but is not made available for searching and transplantation as it is awaiting testing and typing. ‘Searchable’ refers to a unit of Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) compliant banked Cord Blood that has been tested and tissue typed, the details recorded on the Registry, and the unit is now available for searching and transplantation.
  58. For further information about state and territory targets refer to the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services.
  59. For further information about state and territory targets refer to the National Partnership Agreement on Improving Public Hospital Services.
  60. Administrative orders issued on 18 September 2013 saw the Department of Health assume responsibility for sport and recreation policy from the former Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.
  61. Audit Report - Management of the National Medical Stockpile
  62. Audit Report - Administering the Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Prescription Medicines.
  63. Audit Report - Administration of the Agreements for the Management, Operation and Funding of the Mersey Community Hospital.
  64. Audit Report - Managing Conflicts of Interest in FMA Agencies.
  65. Audit Report - Confidentiality in Government Contracts: Senate Order for Departmental and Agency Contracts (Calendar Year 2012 Compliance).
  66. The effects of Machinery of Government changes have been removed for comparison.
  67. National Supply website
  68. Pharmacies with approval to supply PBS medicines under Section 90 of the National Health Act 1953.

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