Brown J, Simpson G (2014)
Diffuse panbronchiolitis in an Australian Aborigine.
Respiratory Case Reports; 2(2): 64–66
Chen Y, Williams E, Kirk M (2014)
Risk factors for acute respiratory infection in the Australian community.
PLOS ONE; 9(7): e101440
Retrieved 17 July 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0101440
Cheng AC, Dwyer DE, Holmes M, Irving LB, Brown SGA, Waterer GW, Korman TM, Hunter C, Hewagama S, Friedman ND, Wark PA, Simpson G, Upham JW, Bowler SD, Senenayake SN, Kotsimbos TC, Kelly PM (2014)
Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2013: the Influenza Complications Alert Network.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(2): E143-E149
de Kluyver R (2014)
Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 April to 30 June 2014.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 28(3): E266-E270
de Kluyver R (2014)
Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 January to 31 March 2014.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(2): E169-E173
de Kluyver R (2014)
Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 October to 31 December 2013.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(1): E88-E92
Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)
Immunisation coverage, 2012.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 38(3): E208-E231
Hull BP, Dey A, Menzies RI, Brotherton JM, McIntyre PB (2014)
Immunisation coverage annual report, 2011.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E291-E312
Lim FJ, Lehmann D, McLoughlin A, Harrison C, Willis J, Giele C, Keil AD, Moore HC (2014)
Risk factors and comorbidities for invasive pneumococcal disease in Western Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
pneumonia; 4(2014): 24-34
Loo JD, Conklin L, Fleming-Dutra KE, Knoll MD, Park DE, Kirk J, Goldblatt D, O'Brien KL, Whitney CG (2014)
Systematic review of the effect of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine dosing schedules on prevention of pneumonia.
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal; 33(1,S2): S107-S187
Queensland Health (2014)
Queensland Health pandemic influenza plan.
Brisbane: Queensland Health
The Queensland Health pandemic influenza plan provides a strategic outline of Queensland Health responses to an influenza pandemic. Links to resources including guidelines and tools to assist hospital and health services with operational planning are detailed throughout the plan and also listed in appendix three.
Abstract adapted from Queensland Health
Quiñones-Parra S, Grant E, Loh L, Nguyen THO, Campbell K, Tong SYC, Miller A, Doherty PC, Vijaykrishna D, Rossjohn J, Gras S, Kedzierska K (2014)
Preexisting CD8+ T-cell immunity to the H7N9 influenza A virus varies across ethnicities.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 111(3): 1049–1054
Singleton RJ, Valery PC, Morris P, Byrnes CA, Grimwood K, Redding G, Torzillo PJ, McCallum G, Chikoyak L, Mobberly C, Holman RC, Chang AB (2014)
Indigenous children from three countries with non-cystic fibrosis chronic suppurative lung disease/bronchiectasis.
Pediatric Pulmonology; 49(2): 189–200
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)
Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.
Canberra: Productivity Commission
This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:
- an overview of the key messages
- the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
- tables expanding on the data presented in the report.
The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.
Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission
Xu Z, Liu Y, Ma Z, Li S, Hu W, Tong S (2014)
Impact of temperature on childhood pneumonia estimated from satellite remote sensing.
Environmental Research; 132(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2014.04.021): 334-341
Abbott P, Menzies R, Davison J, Moore L, Wang H (2013)
Improving immunisation timeliness in Aboriginal children through personalised calendars.
BMC Public Health; 13: 598
Retrieved 20 June 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-598
Australian Department of Health Immunise Australian Program (2013)
National immunisation strategy for Australia 2013-2018.
Canberra: Australia Department of Health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)
Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:
- timing of first antenatal visit
- average birthweight
- low and high birthweight babies
- risk factors identified during pregnancy
- immunisation rates
- conduct of adult health checks
- chronic disease management plans, GP management plans and team care arrangements
- glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) blood tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
- blood pressure tests for clients with type 2 diabetes (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
- blood pressure tests for clients with coronary heart disease (whether done in the last 6 months, and the results)
It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.
About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.
The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.
Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Bar-Zeev N (2013)
The contribution of influenza and other respiratory viruses to the burden of pneumonia among Indigenous children in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin
Bareja C, Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group (2013)
Enhanced Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance Working Group – quarterly surveillance report.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(2): E175-E178
Bareja C (2013)
Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 April to 30 June 2013.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(3): E286-E290
Chen Y, Kirk MD (2013)
Incidence of acute respiratory infections in Australia.
Epidemiology and Infection; 142(7): 1355-1361
Cheng AC, Brown SG, Waterer GW, Holmes M, Senenayake S, Friedman ND, Hewagama S, Simpson G, Wark PA, Upham JW, Korman TM, Dwyer DE, Wood-Baker R, Irving LB, Bowler SD, Kotsimbos T, Kelly PM (2013)
Influenza epidemiology, vaccine coverage and vaccine effectiveness in sentinel Australian hospitals in 2012: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN).
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(3): E246-E252
Chiu C, McIntyre P (2013)
Pneumococcal vaccines – past, present and future.
Australian Prescriber; 36(3): 88-93
Collins DA, Hoskins A, Bowman J, Jones J, Stemberger NA, Richmond PC, Leach AJ, Lehmann D (2013)
High nasopharyngeal carriage of non-vaccine serotypes in Western Australian Aboriginal people following 10 years of pneumococcal conjugate vaccination.
PLOS ONE; 8: e82280
Retrieved 3 December 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0082280
de Kluyver R (2013)
Invasive pneumococcal disease surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2013.
Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 37(4): E448-E552
Deek H, Abbott P, Moore L, Davison J, Cameron S, DiGiacomo M, McGrath SJ, Dharmendra T, Davidson PM (2013)
Pneumococcus in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: the role of Aboriginal Health Workers and implications for nursing practice.
Contemporary Nurse; 46(1): 54-58
Gunaratnem PJ, Gilmour RE, Lowbridge C, McIntyre PB (2013)
Invasive pneumococcal disease.
New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 24(3): 142-147
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2013)
Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2011: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.
Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Phung DT, Wang Z (2013)
Risk of pneumonia in relation to body mass index in Australian Aboriginal people.
Epidemiology and Infection; 141(12): 2497-2502
Smith-Vaughan HC, Binks MJ, Marsh RL, Kaestli M, Ward L, Hare KM, Pizzutto SJ, Thornton RB, Morris PS, Leach AJ (2013)
Dominance of haemophilus influenzae in ear discharge from Indigenous Australian children with acute otitis media with tympanic membrane perforation.
BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders; 13: 12
Retrieved 8 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6815-13-12
Western Australia Department of Health (2013)
Western Australian immunisation strategy 2013–2015.
Perth: Western Australia Department of Health