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Rheumatic Fever Strategy - Evaluation

Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) are diseases of poverty, entirely preventable, and almost exclusively found in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. An independent evaluation of the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy produced the following report.

2017Current

Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations 2010

The Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media is a resource to standardise treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

2015Current

Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations 2010

The Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media is a resource to standardise treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

2015Current

Recommendations for a National CQI Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

This report provides advice to the Commonwealth Department of Health about the relevance and potential shape of a national framework for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (PHC).

2014Current

Review of after hours primary health care

This review considered the most appropriate and effective delivery mechanisms to support ongoing after hours primary health care services nationally.

2014Current

Review of Medicare Locals

The review provided independent advice on all aspects of a Medicare Local’s structure, operations and functions, as well as options for future directions.

2014Current

Requirements for Medical Pathology Services (First Edition 2013)

This document is intended to apply to all medical pathology testing.

2013Current

Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

This page contains the final report of the Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs (the Mason review), which was publicly released on 24 May 2013.

2013Current

Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs

This page contains the final report of the Review of Australian Government Health Workforce Programs (the Mason review), which was publicly released on 24 May 2013.

2013Current

Roadmap for national mental health reform

An outline of the reform directions that governments will take over the period 2012-2022.

2013Current

Requirements for the Medical Testing of Human Nucleic Acids (Second Edition 2013)

The Requirements for the Medical Testing of Human Nucleic Acids sets out the minimum requirements for the accreditation of laboratories performing human nucleic acid testing where the testing is in response to a request by or on behalf of a medical practitioner.

2012Current

Review of the effectiveness and validity of the operations of the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement (the Review)

Review of the effectiveness and validity of the operations of the Marketing in Australia of Infant Formula: Manufacturers and Importers Agreement

2012Current

Response to the scoping study for a new peak national mental health consumer organisation

Australian Government response to the scoping study to inform the establishment of a new peak national mental health consumer organisation.

2011Current

Review of Australia’s Health Sector Response to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009: Lessons Identified

The Report is the result of extensive consultation with Australia’s domestic stakeholders to ensure it accurately reviews the health sector response to the 2009 pandemic.

2011Current

Report to Parliament on barriers to generic medicines

Report to Parliament on barriers to generic medicines entering the market through the inappropriate use of intellectual property rights over product information

2011Current

Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) thresholds on public hospitals.

Reports by KPMG: Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds on public hospitals Year 1 Review Report 2010 and Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds on public hospitals Year 2 Review Report 2011.

2011Current

Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds on public hospitals.

Reports by KPMG: Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds on public hospitals Year 1 Review Report 2010 and Review of the impact of the new Medicare Levy Surcharge thresholds on public hospitals Year 2 Review Report 2011.

2011Current

Regulatory Plan 2010-11

The Department of Health and Ageing's Regulatory Plan for 2010-11

2011Historical

Report on the 2010 review of the Medicare provider number legislation

This report sets out details of the operation of the Medicare provider number legislation as reviewed in 2010.

2010Current

Regulatory Plan 2009-10

The Department of Health and Ageing's Regulatory Plan for 2009-10

2010Historical

Reviews of the Dental Benefits Act 2008

There is a statutory requirement under the Dental Benefits Act 2008 (the Act) that an independent review of the operation of the Act be undertaken.

2010Current

Review of health technology assessment in Australia

The Health Technology Australia Review has recommended key improvements to the way new health technologies, procedures and services are assessed for public and private funding in Australia, in line with international best practice.

2010Current

Review of the Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA) project

This review analysed the effectiveness and efficiency of the Multicultural Mental Health Australia project and identified future direction.

2009Current

Return on investment 2: evaluating the cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia 2009

This report considers the population benefits, value and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs.

2009Current

Review of Scientific Evidence to Inform Australian Policy on Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)

An independent review has been undertaken by Professor John Mathews, an eminent scientist with 40 years experience as a medical researcher. This report provides updates and describes the advances in scientific knowledge in relation to food and the flow on implications to human blood, human blood products and other human therapeutic goods since the last update in 2006.

2009Current

Requirements for Procedures Related to the Collection, Processing, Storage and Issue of Human Haemopoietic Progenitor Cells (Fifth Edition 2015)

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health

2009Current

Review of cardiovascular disease programs

This report analyses the current state of programs for cardiovascular disease management in Australia, discusses key themes emerging from research, literature review and stakeholder consultation, and recommends future options for consideration.

2009Current

Review of cardiovascular disease programs

This report analyses the state of programs for cardiovascular disease management in Australia, discusses key themes emerging from research, literature review and stakeholder consultation, and recommends future options for consideration.

2009Current

Regulatory Plan 2008-09

The Department of Health and Ageing's Regulatory Plan for 2008-09

2008Historical

Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs, A

This study examined factors that either deter or support access to Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) services among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users (IDUs).

2008Current

Review of Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth Program - Final Report 2007

The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA or the “Department”) engaged Health Outcomes International (HOI) in February 2007 to undertake a review of the Innovative Health Services for Homeless Youth (IHSHY) program and to recommend future policy directions for the program.

2007Historical

Requirements for the Retention of Laboratory Records and Diagnostic Material (Sixth Edition 2013)

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and outlines the retention requirements for laboratory records and diagnostic material.

2007Current

Requirements for Information Communication - Third Edition 2013

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and defines the requirements information communication in laboratories.

2007Current

Requirements for the Packaging and Transport of Pathology Specimens and Associated Materials (Fourth Edition 2013)

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and defines the requirements for the packaging and transport of specimens and associated materials.

2007Current

Regulatory Plan 2007-08

The Department of Health and Ageing's 2007-08 Regulatory Plan

2007Historical

Research Report - Evaluation of the 2003 National Rock Eisteddfod Challenge TV Special and the Regional TV Specials Sponsored by the National Alcohol Campaign

This report outlines the findings of the evaluation of the 2003 National Alcohol Campaign Rock Eisteddfod Challenge National TV Special and the 2003 Regional Rock Eisteddfod Challenge TV Specials which have been sponsored by the National Alcohol Campaign since 2000.

2007Rescinded

Review of the Professional Services Review Scheme - Report of the Steering Committee - May 2007

This report arises out of a Review of the PSR Scheme chaired by the Department and representing key stakeholders in the Scheme (AMA and Medicare Australia, with PSR a co-opted member of the Steering Committee).

2007Current

Requirements for Quality Management in Medical Laboratories 2007

This is a publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

2007Current

Requirements for the Estimation of Measurement Uncertainty 2007 edition

This is the publication of the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

2007Current

Regulatory Plan 2003-04

The Department of Health and Ageing's 2003-04 Regulatory Plan

2007Historical

Regulatory Plan 2006-07

The Department of Health and Ageing's 2006-07 Regulatory Plan

2007Historical

Review report

2006 Review of Australia’s Plasma Fractionation Arrangements

2006Current

Requirements for Laboratory Testing of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) (Third Edition 2013)

This article defines requirements for Laboratory testing of Antibodies to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

2006Current

Regulatory Plan 2005-06

The regulatory plan deals with changes within the Department's area of responsibility and contains information about changes to business regulation; and activities planned which could lead to changes to business regulation.

2006Historical

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: legislation and literature review

This report is in two parts. The first part is a review of state and territory legislation on the disposal of needles and syringes. The second part provides an overview of national and international literature on this subject.

2005Current

Report on the national audit of community needle and syringe disposal facilities: recommendations

These recommendations provide a guide to strategies that can be implemented at the local level to address inappropriate disposal of needles and syringes.

2005Current

Report on the Evaluation of the General Practice Immunisation Incentives (GPII) Scheme

The GPII scheme commenced in July 1998 as one element of the national strategy to improve childhood immunisation rates. The aim of the scheme was to encourage at least 90 per cent of general practices to achieve full immunisation coverage of 90 per cent of children under their care.

2004Current

Regulatory Plan 2004-05

The Department of Health and Ageing's 2004-05 Regulatory Plan

2004Historical

Requirements for Medical Testing of Microbial Nucleic Acids (Second Edition 2013)

The Requirements for Medical Testing of Microbial Nucleic Acids sets out the minimum standards and guidelines for using nucleic acid testing (NAT) assays to diagnose and monitor infection.

2004Current

Requirements for the Facilities and Operation of Mortuaries (Third Edition 2013)

This document provides guidelines for pathologists, mortuary staff and hospital and health administrators on recommended standards for mortuary facilities in hospitals and forensic settings and for communication between staff involved in autopsy procedures or autopsy-related processes and the relatives of deceased persons and other appropriate persons.

2004Current

Requirements for Participation in External Quality Assessment (Fifth Edition 2013)

This document is issued by the National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPAAC) for the guidance of laboratories in Australia in providing the minimum standards considered acceptable for assessing the participation of pathology laboratories in external quality assessment programs.

2004Current

Requirements for the Performance of Anatomical Pathology Cut-up (Fourth Edition 2013)

The Requirements for the Performance of Anatomical Pathology Cut-Up sets out the minimum requirements for the training and performance of the anatomical pathology cut-up.

2004Current

Requirements for Gynaecological (Cervical) Cytology Third Edition 2017

This is a National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council publication which is managed by the Australian Government Department of Health relating to the operations of gynaecological cervical cytology

2004Current

Radiation Oncology Inquiry

The Radiation Oncology Inquiry was undertaken in 2002. The then Federal Minister for Health and Ageing, Senator Kay Patterson, released the Report of the Radiation Oncology Inquiry: "A vision for radiotherapy" on 13 September 2002.

2004Current

Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes: a review of policy relevant information

This report examines policy issues regarding reduced-ignition propensity ('RIP', 'fire safe' or 'reduced fire risk') cigarettes.

2004Current

Reduced-ignition propensity cigarettes: a review of policy relevant information

Policy issues regarding reduced-ignition propensity (RIP, fire safe or reduced fire risk) cigarettes.

2004Current

Requirements for the Validation of In-House In-Vitro Diagnostic Devices

This document defines the requirements for the Validation of In House In Vitro Diagnostic Devices.

2004Current

Review of Lifetime Health Cover

The Review of Lifetime Health Cover Scheme presents an independent review of the Lifetime Health Cover Scheme, as required by section 4 of the National Health Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover) Act 1999.

2003Current

Review of text-only health warnings on tobacco products 2000-2004

The review of health warnings on tobacco products was conducted in two stages, an evaluation of the text-only health warnings and consideration of future directions for health warnings on tobacco products in Australia.

2003Current

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: summary report

This is a summary of a report which considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.

2002Current

Return on investment in needle and syringe programs in Australia: report

This report considers the economic effectiveness of needle and syringe programs in Australia.

2002Current

Reforming the Australian health care system: the role of government. Occasional Papers: New Series Number 1

This first paper in the series Occasional Papers: New Series, deals with Australian government involvement in health care; population health, particular challenges for the Australian health system and changing priorities.

1999Historical

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Review of methadone treatment in Australia

A review of the range of management, clinical and administrative practices existing in Australia in the delivery of methadone services and the funding mechanisms supporting those services.

1995Current