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Australian health expenditure by remoteness : a comparison of remote, regional and city health expenditure /

by Phillips, Kate | Whitelaw, Michael | Batts, David | Goss, John | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW]. Health and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2011 Cat. no. HWE 50Summary: The report examines the way selected health services were delivered across Australia for the financial years 2001?02, 2004?05 and 2006?07. This analysis was performed using the Australian Standard Geographical Classification system to compare the expenditure and usage rates of the health services by residents of Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote and Very remote areas of Australia.Availability: (1)

Caring for our health : a report card on the Australian Government s performance on health care : a report by state and territory health ministers. /

by Ragg, Mark (ed.).

Publisher: Brookvale, N.S.W.? RaggAhmed 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:43:47 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: A snapshot on major national health funding detailing. It focuses on Medicare, general practitioners, specialists, medicines, public hospitals, private health insurance and explores health funding needs into the future.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dental care for low income people. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: 1992Description: 2 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Dentistry, deprivation and poverty . /

by Saunders, Peter.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W.Symposium: Is it Time for a Universal Dental Scheme in Australia? Australian Review of Public Affairs, October 2007 2007Description: HTML.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

End the decay : the cost of poor dental health and what should be done about it /

by Richardson, Bronwyn | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Richardson, Jeff.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 22-23Summary: This study commissioned by the Brotherhood of St Laurence provides an overview of the economic costs of poor dental health and an assessment of who is bearing those costs, and outlines some options for reforming the dental health system to provide more accessible care for disadvantaged Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Healthcare 2010-11 : comparing performance across Australia : report to the Council of Australian Governments /

by McClintock, Paul | COAG Reform Council.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. COAG Reform Council 2012Description: xl, 139 p. : ill.Other title: Health care 2010-11.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 30 April 2012 PDF is of full report only Chairman: Paul McClintock. Includes bibliographical references.Summary: This is the third Reform Council's report assessing progress under COAG?s National Healthcare Agreement. One of the key findings from the report was that while there has been progress in improving hospital care, it?s not consistent across Australia. For example, elective surgery waiting times have improved in a number of jurisdictions, but some of the states with larger populations are lagging. The report also finds that health outcomes are still not equal for all Australians. For example, more people delayed seeing a GP due to cost, and a quarter of people report financial barriers to seeing a dentist.Availability: (1)

Improving the dental health of people on low-incomes. /

by Ziguras, Stephen J | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Moore, Cathy | Australian Council of Social Service.

Publisher: 2001Description: 7 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Summary: The deep inequalities in access to dental care for adult Australians are well-documented. People living on low incomes visit dentists less frequently than the rest of the community, are likely to have teeth extracted rather than filled, and are less likely to get preventive care (National Health Strategy 1992; Roberts-Thomson 1998; Spencer 1998; Schofield 1999). Research by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has shown that some people who have all their teeth removed during emergency treatment may wait up to a year to receive dentures (Leveratt and Gilley 1998). The cost of a checkup at a private dentist is around $100 with another $40 for x-rays and $95 for each filling. Most people on low incomes cannot afford such fees and turn to the public sector. Public dental health services for people with concession cards are provided at community health centres, dental hospitals, general hospitals (in rural areas) and by private dentists. These services are funded by State governments at around $215m per year, including treatment for school age children (Spencer 2001). However, restrictions in funding for public dental services mean that waiting lists and waiting times are unacceptably long. About 500 000 people are on waiting lists around Australia (Spencer 2001) and only about 11% of those eligible for treatment receive it each year. Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Report of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health /

by National Advisory Council on Dental Health.

Publisher: [Canberra, A.C.T.?] National Advisory Council on Dental Health 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 23 February 2012 Chair: Ms Mary MurnaneSummary: The Council has given careful consideration to the issues facing Australians in accessing appropriate and timely dental care and has developed options to improve dental health. Since providing the Interim Report, the Council has further developed the options and indicative costings. As a good oral health foundation in childhood is the key determinant of oral health throughout life, the Council commends the importance of a universal option for children. However, given the existing fiscal environment, the Council has included scaled down options for children, and adult options that are focused mainly on the most economically disadvantaged. The Council agrees that the long-term goal for dental health in Australia should be a system that allows universal access to dental care. However, any of the four options in the report will entail preparatory work involving legislation and, most likely, COAG consideration. Therefore, the Council has provided, as a first step, forerunner measures that could be implemented while preparatory work is being advanced.Availability: (1)

Synthesis and conceptual analysis of the SDO Programme's research on continuity of care /

by Parker, Gillian | University of York. Social Policy Research Unit | Corden, Anne | Heaton, Janet.

Publisher: London, U.K. HMSO 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2009 Bibliography : p. 114-115 Report for the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programmeSummary: Despite continued attempts to alter policy and change practice, the ability of health and social care systems to deliver the type and level of continuity of care that service users desire remains in question. Lack of clarity about what continuity of care actually means, as well as imperfections in systems to deliver it, have been identified as part of the cause of this problem.The NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) Research and Development Programme funded a series of research projects, both primary and secondary, on continuity of care, specifically to tackle this conceptual confusion. By formally reviewing all the outputs, we attempted to establish how far the programme had advanced conceptual clarity about continuity of care and increased knowledge about what influences it and to what purpose. Robust information of this sort, translated into service delivery and organisation, is crucial to the delivery of many aspects of current health and social care policy.Availability: (1)

What works in reducing inequalities in child health /

by Roberts, Helen.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2012Description: xi, 170 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: The UK has a deservedly strong reputation for work on understanding social inequalities in health. But there is some way to go in ensuring that research and other types of knowledge are used to reduce inequalities in child health. This revised and updated edition of an important report looks at macro public policy interventions, community interventions, and individual level interventions in a variety of settings, and for a range of populations: infancy, early years, childhood and adolescence, and those with particular needs including looked after children. It considers 'what works' in practice. There are new case studies, updated research, and reference to cost effectiveness - particularly relevant for doing the right thing in a climate of austerity. Drawing on evidence from the UK and beyond, the book presents these in an accessible form not just for those who make decisions now, but also for the students of today who are the decision makers of tomorrow.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

World report on disability /

by World Health Organization.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Health Organization 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy | Link to website Notes: appendices : p. 271-299 Glossary : p. 301-309 Index : p. 311-325Summary: The first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank, suggests that more than a billion people in the world today experience disability. ; People with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives. The report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments which will enable people with disabilities to flourish. The report ends with a concrete set of recommended actions for governments and their partnersAvailability: (2)

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