Population Health Profiles of the Divisions of General Practice: Supplement (119 profiles) - Overview

Published: March 2007

These population health profiles, produced for the 119 Australian Divisions of General Practice, are a supplement to the Population Health Profiles of the Divisions of General Practice, dated November 2005. The supplements include an update of the population of the Divisions, as well as additional indicators and aspects of the Divisions' socioeconomic status, use of GP services and health.

Specific topics covered include a population update; additional socio-demographic indicators; unreferred attendances - patient flow and GP catchment; additional prevalence estimates: chronic disease and risk factors combined; avoidable hospitalisations; and avoidable mortality.

Authored by PHIDU

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Socio-demographic profile
  • Population
    • Annual change; by age and sex
    • Population projections
  • Additional socio-demographic indicators
    • Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage, by quintile
    • Jobless families with children under 15 years old
    • Private health insurance
General medical practitioner services
  • Patient flow
  • GP catchment
Additional prevalence estimates: chronic diseases and risk factors combined
  • Had asthma and were smokers, aged 18 years and over
  • Had type 2 diabetes and were overweight/ obese, aged 15 years and over
Avoidable hospitalisations: hospital admissions resulting from ambulatory care-sensitive conditions
  • Avoidable, unavoidable and total admissions
  • Vaccine-preventable, chronic and acute conditions
Avoidable mortality (0 to 74 years)
  • Mortality and Avoidable mortality totals
    • Avoidable, amenable mortality, unavoidable and total mortality
    • Avoidable and amenable mortality, by age and sex
    • Years of life lost
  • Avoidable mortality by major condition group and selected cause
    • Cancer: total; colorectal and lung
    • Cardiovascular diseases: total; ischaemic heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases
    • Respiratory system diseases: total; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Unitentional injuries: total; road traffic injuries
    • Intentional injuries: total; suicide and self inflicted injuries