Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2015–16

Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2015–16

In 2015–16, about 796 alcohol and other drug treatment services provided just over 206,600 treatment episodes to an estimated 134,000 clients. The top 4 drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (32% of treatment episodes), cannabis (23%), amphetamines (23%), and heroin (6%). The proportion of episodes where clients were receiving treatment for amphetamines has continued to rise over the 5 years to 2015–16, from 12% of treatment episodes in 2011–12 to 23% in 2015–16. The median age of clients in AOD treatment services is rising, from 31 in…

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Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2015–16

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2015–16

released: 27 Jun 2017 author: AIHW The majority of young people who receive a supervised youth justice sentence serve only 1 sentence, and do not return. For those born from 1990–91 to 1997–98, about 61% had only 1 sentence before the age of 18. Of the young people aged 10–16 in 2014–15 who were released from sentenced community-based supervision, about 22% returned to sentenced supervision in 6 months, and 46% returned within 12 months. Of those released from sentenced detention, 48% returned to sentenced supervision within 6 months, and 74%…

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Non-admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

Non-admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics

released: 23 Jun 2017 author: AIHW In 2015–16, about 33.4 million non-admitted patient service events were provided by 604 public hospitals, including: 15.3 million service events in allied health and/or clinical nurse specialists clinics; 9.7 million service events in medical consultation clinics; 2.6 million service events in procedural clinics. ISSN 2205-5096 (PDF) 1036-613X (Print); ISBN 978-1-76054-144-6; Cat. no. HSE 188; 72pp.; $12 Download publication Publication table of contents Non-admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics Preliminary material Contents Acknowledgments Abbreviations Symbols Summary How much non-admitted patient activity was reported? What…

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Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Burden of cancer in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2011

Cancer was the greatest cause of health burden in Australia in 2011, accounting for around one-fifth of the total disease burden. Most (94%) of this burden was due to dying prematurely, with only a small proportion of the burden due to living with a cancer diagnosis. This report explores in further detail the burden of cancer in Australia, including cancer burden in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people, and by remoteness and socioeconomic group. It also looks at how the cancer burden has changed since 2003, and the potential burden…

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