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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011–12: online services report – key results

Posted on: 28 October, 2013
Issue: Vol 13 No 4, October 2013 - December 2013
Related to Ear health Immunisation Sexual health Social and emotional wellbeing Health promotion Hospitalisation Alcohol use Illicit drug use

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services report 2011–12: online services report – key results
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents the main findings from the 2011-12 online service report data collection which replaces the previous Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health services reporting data collection. In 2011-12, the Australian Government provided direct funding to approximately 300 organisations to deliver comprehensive primary health care and other health services, including substance use, social and emotional wellbeing and mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (Bringing them home and Link up counselling programs) of which around 60% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled or managed.
The report provides information on the services and their operations including the number of clients seen, episodes of care and client contacts. Primary health care services provided 2.6 million episodes of care of which 350,000 were Indigenous; substance use services provided treatment and assistance to about 27,000 Indigenous clients and Bringing them home and Link up counselling services were accessed by about 9,400 Indigenous clients.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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