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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australian Burden of Disease Study: fatal burden of disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents estimates of fatal burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for 2010 produced as part of the Indigenous component of the Australian burden of disease study.

Fatal burden is measured in years of life lost, which is the sum of the number of years of life lost due to premature death from disease and injury. Fatal burden estimates presented in this report are described for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population for broad disease groups, by age and sex. Estimates of the 'gap' in fatal burden between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians are also reported, together with selected sub-national estimates (selected states and territories, remoteness and socioeconomic disadvantage).

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will release a more comprehensive report on the burden of disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2016. It will update and extend this report with 2011 estimates of fatal and non-fatal burden for more specific causes, as well as the burden attributable to selected risk factors.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: biomedical results, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This publication presents information from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health measures survey (NATSIHMS). The NATSIHMS involved the collection of blood and urine samples from around 3,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults across Australia, which were then tested for various chronic disease and nutrient bio-markers. This included for example diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, exposure to tobacco smoke and anaemia. Key findings are presented in the report.

Abstract adapted from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Department of Human Services (2014)

Practice Incentives Program: Indigenous health incentive guidelines.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This guideline provides information for GP's and practice staff about the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive. The program aims to support general practices and Indigenous health services to provide better health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients, including best practice management of chronic disease.

The guideline provides information on:

  • eligibility
  • payments
    • sign on payment
    • patient registration payment
    • outcomes payments
      • tier one outcomes payment - chronic disease management
      • tier two outcomes payment - total patient care
  • identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients
  • cultural awareness training
  • 'usual' practice patients
  • definition of a chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health checks
  • eye health
  • PBS co-payment measure
  • applying
  • patient registration and re-registration
  • obligations of the practice
  • appeals process.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Lorig K, Ritter PL, Plant K, Laurent DD, Kelly P, Rowe S (2013)

The South Australia health chronic disease self-management Internet trial.

Health Education & Behavior; 40(1): 67-77

Pham C, Gill TK, Hoon E, Rahman MA, Whitford D, Lynch J, Beilby J (2013)

Profiling bone and joint problems and health service use in an Australian regional population: the Port Lincoln health study.

Australian Health Review; 37(4): 504-512

Vanlint SJ (2013)

Community perspectives on vitamin D and bone health in three at-risk populations.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Adelaide: Adelaide

Last updated: 14 February 2018
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