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
Horman D, Paterson K, Brumby-Rendell O (2015)
Incidence, prevalence and challenges of managing CTEV in the Top End.
Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin
Mackie FE, Kainer G, Adib N, Boros C, Elliott EJ, Fahy R, Munro J, Murray K, Rosenberg A, Wainstein B, Ziegler JB, Singh-Grewal D (2015)
The national incidence and clinical picture of SLE in children in Australia - a report from the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit.
Lupus; 24(1): 66-73
Sav A, King MA, Kelly F, McMillan SS, Kendall E, Whitty JA, Wheeler AJ (2015)
Self-management of chronic conditions in a rural and remote context.
21; 1(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY13084): 90-95
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
Bowen AC, Tong S, Chatfield MD, Carapetis JR (2014)
The microbiology of impetigo in Indigenous children: associations between Streptococcus pyogenes , Staphylococcus aureus, scabies, and nasal carriage.
BMC Infectious Diseases; 14: 3854
Retrieved 31 December 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-014-0727-5
Brett T, Arnold-Reed DE, Troeung L, Bulsara MK, Williams A, Moorhead RG (2014)
Multimorbidity in a marginalised, street-health Australian population: a retrospective cohort study.
BMJ Open; 4(8): e005461
Retrieved 19 August 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005461
Cassar O, Einsiedel L, Afonso PV, Gessain A (2014)
HTLV-1 molecular epidemiology in central Australia: two distinctive HTLV-1 subtype C lineages in Indigenous Australians.
Retrovirology; 11(supplement 1): 56
Retrieved 7 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1742-4690-11-S1-P56
Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2014)
Online remote primary health care manuals.
Retrieved 2012 from http://www.remotephcmanuals.com.au/html/home
The Remote primary health care manuals are a set of manuals intended to support high-quality clinical practice in primary health care in central, northern and remote Australia. The manuals were developed for health care workers including: doctors, Aboriginal Health Workers, remote area nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, and allied health professionals. They are extensively used in clinical care, health service systems, education and orientation in the Northern Territory, remote South Australia, Ngaanyatjarra and Kimberley regions in Western Australia.
The Remote primary health care manuals include the:
- CARPA standard treatment manual
- Minymaku Kutju Tjukurpa: women's business manual
- Clinical procedures manual for remote and rural practice
- Medicines book for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and Health Workers
- reference book for the Remote primary health care manuals.
These manuals are firmly grounded in both the evidence and the practicalities of remote practice and aim to be:
- in plain English
- easy to access
- current and evidence based
- culturally appropriate and relevant to remote practice
- revised with the greatest possible input from remote practitioners.
This online version allows users to access the content across all manuals in one location. To access the manuals users need to register (free).
Abstract adapted from Online remote primary health care manuals website
Chakravarty SD, Zabriskie JB, Gibofsky A (2014)
Acute rheumatic fever and streptococci: the quintessential pathogenic trigger of autoimmunity.
Clinical Rheumatology; 33(7): 893-901
Cox AJ, Moscovis SM, Blackwell CC, Scott RJ (2014)
Cytokine gene polymorphism among Indigenous Australians.
Innate Immunity; 20(4): 431-439
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. This Medicare incentive 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:
- 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
- patient registration and re-registration
- obligations of the practice
- appeals process.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Heyes C, Tait C, Toholka R, Gebauer K (2014)
Non-infectious skin disease in Indigenous Australians.
Australasian Journal of Dermatology; 55(3): 176–184
Hotez PJ (2014)
Aboriginal populations and their neglected tropical diseases.
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(1): e2286
Retrieved 30 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0002286
Leach ST, Day AS, Moore D, Lemberg DA (2014)
Low rate of inflammatory bowel disease in the Australian indigenous paediatric population.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(4): 328-329
Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (2014)
Snapshot of Australian primary health care research 2014.
Adelaide: Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
Qi X, Chan WL, Read RJ, ZHou A, Carrell RW (2014)
Temperature-responsive release of thyroxine and its environmental adaptation in Australians.
Proceedings B of the Royal Society; 281: 1779
Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2747
Sav A, McMillan SS, Kelly F, Whitty JA, Kendall E, King MA, Wheeler AJ (2014)
Consumer health organisations for chronic conditions: why do some people access them and others don’t?.
Primary Health Care Research & Development; 15(4): 418-429
Seib C, Whiteside E, Humphreys J, Lee K, Thomas P, Chopin L, Crisp G, O'Keefe A, Kimlin M, Stacey A, Anderson D (2014)
A longitudinal study of the impact of chronic psychological stress on health-related quality of life and clinical biomarkers: protocol for the Australian healthy aging of women study.
BMC Public Health; 14: 9
Retrieved 8 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-9
Willcox S (2014)
Chronic diseases in Australia: the case for changing course.
Melbourne: Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy
Zardawi IM (2014)
Primary fallopian tube carcinoma arising in the setting of chronic pelvic inflammatory disease.
Case Reports in Medicine; 2014: 645045
Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/645045