Chief Medical Officer's Report 2001-2002
This report focuses on some key topics in Australia's health over the 2001-2002 financial year from the perspective of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the Department of Health and Ageing.
This publication is the report of the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Richard Smallwood (AO), to the Minister and Department of Health and Ageing on key health issues of importance to the Australian community during the 2001-2002 financial year. These include:
- Australia's response to the threat of bioterrorism and our nation's emergency capabilities and readiness measures;
- Further advances in the fight against communicable diseases with preparations for the introduction of retractable needle and syringe technology to reduce the risks of needle-stick injuries to health care workers and members of the public;
- A national summit on antibiotic resistant bacteria and the development of an integrated surveillance and monitoring plan;
- Plans for National Blood Authority as part of on-going measures to secure the safety and quality of Australia's blood supply;
- Action on the development of a National Cardiac Procedures Register;
- Commencement of a National Integrated Diabetes Program;
- Announcement of a GP Asthma Initiative and the opening of the Australian Monitoring Centre for Asthma;
- A second round of Coordinated Care Trials to benefit those suffering from chronic illness; and
- Access and equity considerations, which are a theme throughout the report, particularly in regard to Australia's indigenous community and people living in rural and remote areas.
Available in Sections or as Complete Document:
PDF Version of Chief Medical Officer's Report 2001-2002 (PDF 2556 KB)
PDF Version of Section 1: Cover, Contents & Introduction (PDF 559 KB)
PDF Version of Section 2: Biosecurity - Protecting Australia's Health in an Emergency (PDF 162 KB)
PDF Version of Section 3: Communicable Diseases (PDF 269 KB)
PDF Version of Section 4: Non Communicable Diseases (PDF 216 KB)
PDF Version of Section 5: National Drug Strategic Framework (PDF 96 KB)
PDF Version of Section 6: Addressing Health Inequalities (PDF 86 KB)
PDF Version of Section 7: Safety and Quality in Healthcare (PDF 35 KB)
PDF Version of Section 8: Maintaining the Safety of Australia's Blood Supply (PDF 87 KB)
PDF Version of Section 9: Environmental Health (PDF 90 KB)
PDF Version of Section 10: Food Safety (PDF 71 KB)
PDF Version of Section 11: Medical Workforce and Rural Health (PDF 51 KB)
PDF Version of Section 12: Ageing and Aged Care (PDF 90 KB)
PDF Version of Section 13: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (PDF 89 KB)
PDF Version of Section 14: Evidence-based Medicines, New Technologies and Health Information (PDF 114 KB)
PDF Version of Section 15: Health and Medical Research and Development (PDF 76 KB)
PDF Version of Section 16: International Health (PDF 127 KB)
PDF Version of Section 17: Health Status of Australians (PDF 351 KB)
PDF Version of Section 18: List of Figures, Tables, References and Acronyms (PDF 403 KB)
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